on the edge of one's seat

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

edge play
  1. : the cutting side of a blade

  2. : the sharpness of a blade

  3. : force, effectiveness

  1. : to give an edge to

  2. : to be on an edge of

  3. : to move or force gradually

seat play
  1. : a special chair of one in eminence

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

  3. : the particular part of something on which one rests in sitting

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

  2. : to cause to sit or assist in finding a seat

  3. : to provide seats for


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