on the edge of one's seat

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Definition of on the edge of one's seat

: watching or listening to something with great interest especially because one does not know what is going to happen It's a thrilling movie that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

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“On the edge of one's seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20edge%20of%20one%27s%20seat. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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