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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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