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English definition of “nail-biting”

nail-biting

adjective [before noun]     /ˈneɪlˌbaɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/
describes a situation that is very exciting or worrying because you do not know how it will end: Germany won the championship after a nail-biting final.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of nail-biting adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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