white-knuckler

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white-knuckler

slang A situation, experience, event, etc., that is marked or characterized by intense fear, anxiety, or stress. The last quarter of the game was a real white-knuckler, with the home team defending a two-point advantage against an offensive onslaught by their opponents. Driving so close to the edge of the cliff was a white-knuckler, to be sure.

white knuckler

1. n. a tense and nervous person. You white knucklers are just going to have to relax.
2. n. a suspenseful event, such as an exciting movie or a rough airplane flight. The movie was a real white knuckler.
See also: knuckler, white