nail-biting Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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nail-bitingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈneɪlˌbaɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
A nail-biting ​situation is very ​exciting or ​worrying because you do not ​know how it will end: Germany ​won the ​championship after a nail-biting ​final.
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