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the suspense is killing me
I can’t wait to learn the outcome. This hyperbole of impatience is a twentieth-century expression of an age-old idea. “Suspense in news is torture, speak them out,” wrote John Milton (Samson Agonistes, 1671). Jonathan Swift claimed, “It is a miserable thing to live in suspense; it is the life of a spider” (Thoughts on Various Subjects, 1714), and F. E. Smedley wrote, “Suspense, that toothache of the mind” (Frank Fairlegh, 1850).
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
- the pits, (it's)
- get a kick out of (something/someone), to
- at this juncture/moment/point in time
- go while the going is good
- get stiffed, to
- color of your money, let's see the
- what do you know, (well)
- God's gift to the world
- if the mountain will not come to Mohammed...
- turn over in one's grave, (enough to make one)