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According to Reuters, Swiss banks are on tenterhooks waiting for the US and Germany to decide on the right punishment for practices that had made Switzerland a haven for wealthy customers the world over to evade taxes.
Yet the following week opponents of the bill remained on tenterhooks awaiting the axe to fall any day, but nothing happened.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad continued to keep the nation on tenterhooks Monday over a plan to reshuffle his cabinet.
We are approaching the day when we once again are kept on nuclear tenterhooks, thanks to Clinton's diplomatic disaster, which he wrapped in celebratory paper.
Seles kept event officials on tenterhooks until Sunday about her availability but chose to compete even if her ailment forces her to serve moon balls.
In recent times, the primary stock markets in Asia have not seen many IPOs, biotech or otherwise, as broker scandals in India, depressed trade volumes in China, clinical trial blowups, bankruptcies, and dwindling cash flows kept the industry on tenterhooks right through 2002," says Frost & Sullivan Program Manager Balaji K.
The pair are due to appear next Sunday but Mark is on tenterhooks as his wife Kathy is 37 weeks pregnant.
As the series draws to a close, it's the day of reckoning at Kirke University, and the faculty members remain on tenterhooks as George delivers her verdict.
In this final episode, it's the day of reckoning at Kirke University, and the faculty members remain on tenterhooks as George delivers her verdict.
After keeping Teesside on tenterhooks for eight days, the ex-Spurs and Barcelona boss finally agreed to take on the task of keeping Boro in the Premiership.
She is on tenterhooks waiting to find out whether anything of hers was taken," the Daily Star quoted a source as saying.
CLOSEST finish of the season in the ECB Premier Division of the Chapel Press Cheshire County League kept the Filkins Lane crowd on tenterhooks before Urmston beat Chester Boughton Hall with a boundary off the final delivery.