sit on the edge of (one's) seat(redirected from sat on the edge of somebody's seat)
sit on the edge of (one's) seat
To feel very excited, nervous, or filled with suspense while one waits to find out what happens next, as in a movie or TV show. The image is that of one literally sitting on the front edge of their chair because they are unable to sit back and relax. That film's not going to win any Oscars, but I was certainly sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time! We've all been sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to see what details of the scandal would emerge next.
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