white-knuckle


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white-knuck·le

(wīt′nŭk′əl, hwīt′-) also white-knuck·led (-əld)
adj. Slang
Characterized by tense nervousness or apprehension: a white-knuckle emergency landing.

white-knuckle

adj
causing or experiencing fear or anxiety: a white-knuckle ride.
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BY KAREN ROCKETT HOLLYWOOD hardman Bruce Willis has to try hard with a vengeance not to look scared on a Disney white-knuckle ride.
Every year thrillseekers flock to Kingsway to have a go on a number of white-knuckle rides, while toddlers enjoy some of the more tame rides and side shows dotted around the site.
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NEWCASTLE manager Alan Pardew has told his players to strap themselves in for a white-knuckle ride as they attempt to secure their Premier League status.
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Dads who survive the white-knuckle rides will then be entered into a Grab-a-Grand competition, where they will attempt to grab the most Drayton dollars in the shortest time.
So, all being well, the white-knuckle ride will soon be going; a welcome departure I would think.
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Kathleen said: "He's still smiling, despite the white-knuckle roller coaster ride that is being a City supporter.
Steps stars Faye, Lee and 'H' get a soaking as they open the new white-knuckle lifeboat ride at Drayton Manor Park.