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tenterhooks

noun [plural] uk   /ˈten.tə.hʊks/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
on tenterhooks worried or nervous about something that is going to happen: We were on tenterhooks all morning waiting for the phone to ring.
Translations of “tenterhooks”
in Vietnamese lo sốt vó…
in Spanish estar sobre ascuas…
in Thai ใจหายใจคว่ำ…
in Malaysian dlm kebimbangan…
in French charbons ardents…
in German wie auf glühenden Kohlen sitzen…
in Indonesian gelisah…
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