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Synonyms for nail-biting

(of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense

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The last time, in 2004, the Lions missed out on a first World Cup victory since 1989 in a nail-biting final race.
LLWYNGWRIL'S rally star Ed Pugh is still pushing for top spot in the Ford Ka Championship as the event reaches its nail-biting conclusion at Banbury on Saturday.
KING EDWARD VI College lifted the Heart of England Cup after a nail-biting 3-2 penalty shoot-out victory over North Warwickshire and Hinckley College in the final at Griff and Coton.
As he quit Pakistan to return for the Government's first big vote of this nail-biting session, Major admitted his party would prefer the election "a little later".
THE whole nation will today be praying for more rain to boost England's chances of a historic Ashes victory as the final Test heads for a nail-biting finish.
So now she knows what England fans go through every time Becks leads his team out for another nail-biting game.
The Kings finally won by a nail-biting 103 points to 101.
Here she tells us how to stop the horrible habit of nail-biting...
Allcock and David Holt reached today's quarter-finals with a nail-biting 9-7 7-6 win over Rob Paxton and Simon Stevens.
Sunday, June 16 - Ireland are beaten on penalties by Spain following a nail-biting 1-1 draw after extra time.
Summary: She took to the habit of nail-biting out of nervousness.
Karachi -- Islamabad United successfully chased the 162-run target set by Karachi Kings in the nail-biting 2019 Pakistan Super League showdown betwaeen the two sides at the Karachi National Stadium on Thursday.
BBC1's nail-biting spy drama Bodyguard concludes on Sunday with a 75-minute finale, but writer Jed Mercurio has refused to confirm if this will be a one-off.
Deformed and destroyed teeth are the least of your worries; nail-biting puts you at greater risk of bruxism or the unintentional grinding of teeth that can cause facial pain, recessed gums, and even headaches.
Summary: Bangalore manage a nail-biting 14-run win over Sunrisers