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Synonyms for tenterhooks

on tenterhooks


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The unusual delay in the formation of cabinet has kept all the aspirants on tenterhooks and speculations were rife on who will be in and who would be kept out of the cabinet.
"Anyone who has suffered flooding will know the agony it causes but when you're responsible for a Grade I-listed house, we're on tenterhooks whenever it rains.
The Examiner reported previously how a visitor to Marsden was left disappointed when going in search of the Grade II listed tenterhook posts.
The biggest, most alarming scare yet of terrorism ahead of the Rio Olympics that starts Friday kept a battalion of 600 Army soldiers on tenterhooks for an hour at the Athletes Village here Wednesday night.
The plot, scripted by South Korean genre auteur Na Hong-jin ("The Chaser," "The Yellow Sea"), makes no logical sense whatsoever, but Na's masterful use of suspense and gore will have audiences on tenterhooks for the entirety of the movie's 156-minute duration.
What was a tenter and its associated tenterhooks designed to hold?
The stadium is a sell-out, Gareth Bale's on the pitch for his 50th cap and Wales is on tenterhooks - united in willing our boys on to a win tonight.
Ian and Jane are on tenterhooks when the social worker calls to talk about baby Beth.
THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX Sun/Wed ITVBe 10/10.20pm NEW SERIES The Christmas special left fans on tenterhooks - have Elliot and Chloe finally called time on their relationship?
New Delhi, June 9 ( ANI ): A blistering heat wave continued to persist in the national capital region on Monday, keeping residents on tenterhooks.
The relationship between the two international forces is on tenterhooks.
Staff at the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Loch of the Lowes visitor centre near Dunkeld are "on tenterhooks", waiting for their charge to get back on track.
government shutdown entered its second week, leaving investors on tenterhooks with politicians in Washington making little headway in agreeing on a deal to avoid a historic U.S.
Everyone's on tenterhooks, hoping the cats will be on their best behaviour, but they're not.