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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AT LEAST one New Zealander will have happy memories from the weekend - Joshua Earle's unbeaten 87 helped Liverpool to a nailbiting (although not THAT nailbiting) 13-run win over Hightown St Marys.
Bridgnorth's team took part in the madcap games before the BBC television cameras at Dudley Castle on May 13, 1979, but in a nailbiting finale were beaten by Dudley by a single point, and so missed out on a chance to advance to the international heat.
In a nailbiting heat Bridgnorth ended on 24 points, only one point behind the winners, Dudley.
The final result in the GT3 Series will come down to a nailbiting finish at Donington next month.
AUSTRALIAN RULES ZACH TUOHY wrote himself into Geelong folklore when he booted the winning goal with the last kick of the game for The Cats in their nailbiting 100-98 home victory against Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium.
Spartans set up a nailbiting end to the season as they returned to the top with a 3-0 victory at Gretna 2008.
Under the guidance of this season's new captain Nick Morris the team will be hoping to consolidate their place in the league and avoid the nailbiting conclusion to last season when Loughborough avoided relegation on the final day on goal difference.
Despite all the problems of last year, when everything seemed to go wrong - desperate attempts by Remainers to reverse the referendum,a poor election result, with a weakened Mrs May and nailbiting votes in Parliament, we are now onto stage 2 of our negotiations For Remainers, it is looking bleak.
She beat Marie Beaumont in the quarter-finals 21-12 before only just overcoming Linda Gledhill 21-20 in a nailbiting semi-final.
AFTER their nailbiting one-run victory over the Essex Eagles at The SSE SWALEC on Sunday, Glamorgan travel to the leafy North London suburbs today (11am) to meet Middlesex at Radlett in the Royal London One Day Cup.
SAFE HOUSE ITV 9pm We're already gripped by this nailbiting chiller, starring Christopher Eccleston (above) as Robert.
It proved to be a nailbiting experience for the supporters with Intimacy proving too good and ending up as champions.