Definition of nail-biter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnālˌbīdər/
(also nail biter)


A situation causing great anxiety or tension: a nail-biter of a victory
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  • And, speaking of nail-biters, the mission begins.
  • Apart from rooting interest, the games were explosive nail-biters, swollen with drama, and all a sports fan could hope for.
  • The Canada-Sweden game that followed was also a nail-biter, but Sweden controlled the second half and put a couple in late to get a well-deserved win.

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Syllabification: nail-bit·er

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