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English definition of “cliffhanger”

cliffhanger

noun [C]  /ˈklɪfˌhæŋ·ər/ us  
a story or situation, often dangerous or of great importance, where two opposite results are possible and you do not know what the result will be until the last moment: The polls are too close to call, and it looks like this election is going to be a real cliffhanger.
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