nail biting

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nail biting

An anxious behavior in which the free edges of the nails are chewed down as a means of expressing or relieving stress. Synonym: onychophagy
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Edge-of-the-seat stuff without too much fingernail chewing - that's what we like.
THERE must be some serious fingernail chewing going on amongst the marketing boys at Saints.