Definition of nail-biting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈneɪlbʌɪtɪŋ/


Causing great anxiety or tension: a nail-biting final game
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  • Dorking will have to endure a nail-biting final game of the season.
  • Months of anxious waiting and nail-biting tension came to an end this week for more than 2000 local students who were anxiously awaiting the big occasion.
  • They had to endure almost constant second half pressure, wasting countless opportunities to ease the nail-biting tension and, quite frankly, inviting trouble.
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