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nail biter

also nail·bit·er (nāl′bī′tər)
n.
1. One who bites one's fingernails as a nervous habit.
2. A situation marked by tense nervousness or apprehension, especially an athletic contest whose outcome is uncertain near its finish.

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Courtney Whithorn was a victim of bullying at school and took to the habit of nail biting out of nervousness.
Muddasir held his nerves to lift the crown by beating Naseem 5-4 (2-53, 75-20, 55-14, 67-31, 68-29, 17-65, 8-80, 22-67, 74-25) in a nail biting thriller.
People with this problem engage in body-focused activities like nail biting, hair pulling, skin picking, cheek biting and inner lip biting1.
ISLAMABAD -- Nail biting is a bad habit that's become so common that it's earned itself the clinical name of 'onychophagia'.
Nail biting often creates jagged, uneven edges which can increase your risk of gum damage.
According to National Center for Biotechnology Information,"Onychophagia is defined as chronic nail biting behavior, which usually starts during childhood."
Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) refer to such actions as skin picking, scratching or biting, hair pulling, nail biting, and chewing on the inside of the mouth or lips.
Nail biting is anything but healthy, and it's also unsightly.
"The small plane started accelerating when the Emirates was only 200 feet in the air, it was nail biting.
Nail biting typically begins in childhood and can continue through adulthood, and the side effects can be more than cosmetic, say dermatologists.
Objective: The purpose of conducting this study was to establish whether nail biting behaviour could be reduced by applying various methods of Applied Behavioural Analysis.
Stop biting your nails - nail biting is an open invitation to any bug or germ that's lurking about, if these bacteria enter your bloodstream there's a good chance you could end up with an infection.