nail-biter


nail–bit·er

noun \ˈnāl-ˌbī-tər\

: something (such as a game or movie) that causes people to feel nervous because the ending is not known until the final moment

Full Definition of NAIL-BITER

:  something (as a close contest) that induces tension or anxiety
nail–bit·ing \-tiŋ\ adjective

First Known Use of NAIL-BITER

1971

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