Cliffhanger

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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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In fact, Season 14, episode 24 ends on an explosive cliff-hanger which will leave one character's life hanging in the balance.
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.
GARETH Barry says Villa must beat Wigan to set up a final-day cliff-hanger at West Ham in the race for fifth.
Games between these two sides are usually close but this one was a real cliff-hanger, writes Barri Hurford.
The Dickens novel was very much the soap opera of its day, and we hope to emulate those same cliff-hanger emotions in televisual terms.
Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper said: "That was a real cliff-hanger.
EQUESTRIANISM: British-born Helena Weinberg won a cliff-hanger finale to the pounds 55,500 Sony Ericsson World Cup Qualifier at Olympia with a finely-judged round on her nine-year-old stallion Kasting Horses Gavi.
Matthew's ad is left as a cliff-hanger and there will be no passion-fuelled instalments like those made famous in the 80s by Tony Head and Sharon Maughan.
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.
The cliff-hanger episode, featuring Nicole's wedding to either Vic Reeves or Bob Mortimer, attracted 23million viewers during its first night on air.
In-your-face attitudes, cliff-hanger plots, in-house rival groups such as the WCW's New World Order and the sexy sizzle of scantily clad female camp followers have inspired intense devotion from fans, as evidenced by their letters posted on various Web sites: