on the edge of one's seat

Definition of on the edge of one's seat

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the cutting side of a blade

    :  the sharpness of a blade

    :  force, effectiveness

  1. :  to give an edge to

    :  to be on an edge of

    :  to move or force gradually

  1. :  a special chair of one in eminence

    :  the status represented by it

    :  a chair, stool, or bench intended to be sat in or on

  1. :  to install in a seat of dignity or office

    :  to cause to sit or assist in finding a seat

    :  to provide seats for

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capable of being understood in two ways

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