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Synonyms for nail-biting

(of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense

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In another nail-biting match, Salvador Ulloa was in high form striking for seven times to enable Newage/BBJ Pipes beat a fighting side of Rijas Aces/PAF by 10-9.
They first interrogated the participants' parents on their kids' frequent thumb-sucking and nail-biting habits at ages 5, 7, 9 and 11.
4 Replace the nail-biting habit with a good habit: When you feel like biting your nails, try playing with a stress ball instead.
TENSE Margin Call unfolds over 36 nail-biting hours
She took the gold medal with a nail-biting 2-1 win over Katarzyna Furmaniak of Poland.
Last season, Berwick enjoyed a nail-biting run through this competition, reaching the final and coming very close to the Shield, only losing out to Workington on the last night of the season.
AFTER a nail-biting finish Allesley Primary School won the west Coventry primary school swimming championships.
A SADLY nail-biting is very common in children from around the age of three.
IT was a close call, but Holmfirth managed to retain their Drakes Premiership status in a nail-biting finale.
My 15-year-old daughter also has a severe nail-biting problem.
It's a nail-biting end to the fourth series as House and the team struggle to keep Amber alive following last week's bus crash, which also left the acerbic doctor with amnesia.
After a nail-biting wait, officials decided it was too late to call a re-count and said the outcome would instead be decided at 11amtoday.
Thus nail-biting can be anything from a bad habit to an outward symptom of a medical or emotional disorder.
Commonwealth champion Tracey Hal-lam survived another nail-biting contest as she battled back from a game down to beat Russian Ella Karachkova at the Proton-BWF World Championships in Kuala Lumpur.
NEWCASTLE keeper Steve Harper stepped out of Shay Given's shadow to ensure a nail-biting 3-1 Premiership victory over Aston Villa.