cliff-hanger


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cliff′-hang`er

or cliff′hang`er,



n.
1. a melodramatic adventure serial in which each installment ends in suspense.
2. a situation or contest of which the outcome is uncertain up to the very last moment.
[1935–40, Amer.]
cliff′-hang`ing, adj.
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