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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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How, spellbound audiences wondered, would our daring hero extricate himself from the fatal trap of last week's cliffhanger?
End your penultimate chapter with a major cliffhanger. The final chapter then features the villain being foiled, killed, and/or captured, as our heroes bask in glory.
One insider said: "It's a real cliffhanger. Martin's life is in real danger as he drives off."
The joy of the cliffhanger, of course, is that there's always the promise of resolution as long as a show is re-commissioned.
The importance of scheduling issues became clear in another less publicized election-eve cliffhanger. In Michigan, Democrat Debbie Stabenow defeated incumbent conservative Republican Spencer Abraham.
Morris calls the book, "the most gripping tale of a man's successful battle against his conscience since Albert Speer's cliffhanger Inside the Third Reich."
Like Sylvester Stallone in the movie Cliffhanger, someone has come to whisk you off the mountain.
The biggest films of the season-rising Sun, The Fugitive, Cliffhanger, In the Line of Fire, The Firm, Last Action Hero, Jurassic Park--have mostly employed women in the most fleeting and tangential of roles.
[USA], July 23 (ANI): Hinting at the fate of Archie Andrews following the season-2 cliffhanger, the first trailer for the upcoming third season of CW's Archie Comics drama 'Riverdale' was released at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.
EASTENDERS running out of ideas, to the point that Tuesday's duff-duffs cliffhanger was Lee asking Whitney to text him when she got to Milton Keynes.
He also added that they will leave things at a "cliffhanger" first.
Still, there was no great cliffhanger at the end, certainly nothing to beat the outbreak of the First World War or Bates being arrested for murder.