sit on the edge of (one's) chair

(redirected from sits on the edge of their chairs)

sit on the edge of (one's) chair

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 chair the entire time! We've all been sitting on the edge of our chairs waiting to see what details of the scandal would emerge next.
See also: chair, edge, of, on, sit
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