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Drug slang A regional term for PCP
Alternative—fringe medicine An exercise in polarity therapy intended to loosen the chest and shoulders, expand the lungs, stretch the vertebral column, and release pelvic tension
Vox populi A moment of extreme—Hollywood-esque—tension
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When I say wedding I mean civil partnership and when I say cliff-hanger I mean bailiffs turned the leccy off at the Argy Bargy.
Dickens's original readers enjoyed his novels in short instalments which ended in cliff-hangers to persuade them to buy the next chapter.
``Every game we have played since February has been a cliff-hanger. The atmosphere in the changing room is like we've just won the championship.''
But as 2000 came to a close, the real end-of-the-season cliff-hanger hinged on the rumor that Iwona Blazwick, head of exhibitions and displays at Tate Modern, planned to fly the Bankside nest for a more precarious perch at the Whitechapel Art Gallery.
Get ready "NCIS" fans: The CBS show is ending Season 14 on a major cliff-hanger.
The fact that it is a cliff-hanger is an added bonus, leaving the reader dying for more.
The ride will make your heart race, the darkness will make your skin crawl and the sensational cliff-hanger will leave you gasping for more.
LAST ONE This superb series comes to a cliff-hanger of an ending, with the delightful Anna and rugged Bates (above) at the centre of it all.
A CLIFF-HANGER election which saw the Liberal Democrats snatch a seat from Labour in last week's town hall ballot may have to be re-run.
It was a cliff-hanger all the way with each side edging in front then falling behind, and when the last pair went to the wicket they were 12 runs in front but proceeded to lose two quick wickets and needed five off the last over to win the game, with the winning run coming off the last ball.
Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper said: "That was a real cliff-hanger. Both teams showed a lot of changes and it was a chance for some fringe players to show what they can do.