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English definition of “nail-biter”

nail-biter

noun [C]     /ˈneɪlˌbaɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
a sports event or a film that is exciting because you do not know how it will end: Saturday's semifinal was a real nail-biter.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
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