nail-biting


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nail-biting

Causing intense anxiety or nervousness, usually implying an uncertain outcome that will have important consequences. Forsberg's late goal has tied the game and created a nail-biting final period. We felt confident going into election day, but it's been a nail-biting last few hours.
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Towards the end it was nail-biting and when the second place was announced there was a big cheer because we knew we had won.
Nail-biting is the most common of the typical "nervous habits," which include thumbsucking, nose-picking, hairtwisting or pulling, teethgrinding, and picking at skin.
The nail-biting triumph came one week after the Celts suffered a heartbreaking 38-35 defeat on the game's final play against Canyon of Canyon Country.
Nail-biting can be a "nervous habit," like hair-twirling, or it can be something you do to beat stress.
Should not a comparison and contrast between nail-biting and homosexuality provide an interesting study?
Nail-biting stuff: Victoria Beckham's son Brooklyn has a nibble while watching dad David play
The detours can be a welcomed rest stop on an adventurous, nail-biting journey, or a slight annoyance, for readers who want to catch their breath from the ever suspenseful life of C.
Saleem Golam shone on Langford in this nail-biting finish, picking up his whip, putting it down when his mount momentarily threatened to hang, and then producing it again late on to see the job through at the main expense of Robert Winston and Frankie Dettori.
He infuses his narrative with nail-biting suspense without sacrificing characterization or quality, using vivid descriptions that employ all the senses.
NAIL-BITING THEIR WAY THROUGH A FEW TENSE hours on November 2, in the end self-described "progressives" in America's blue states only found more reason to wonder how--even if--they fit into the nation's changing political and cultural landscape.
Hands down, The Fall of Never is one of the most enthralling and nail-biting books I've read in years.
Unlike many nail-biting execs, Klein even sees good in the sudden Internet epidemic of music compression and download technology like MP3.
However, investors no longer view 150-point stock movements, up or down, as nail-biting events.
But anyone who has tried to sprint from one hall to another to catch a connection, or (in some ways even worse) has had to trundle around in nail-biting slowness on one of the Heath-Robinsonish buses where the floor ponderously moves up and down on gigantic scissor jacks, knows that this is not much better, The chief architect of both buildings was Paul Andreu.
Streb compresses time into the nail-biting intensity of a circus arena.