nail-biting


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nail-biting

n
1. the act or habit of biting one's fingernails
2.
a. anxiety or tension
b. (as modifier): nail-biting suspense.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nail-biting - (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
Translations

nail-biting

[ˈneɪlˌbaɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJ [tension] → angustioso; [contest, finish] → emocionantísimo
B. Nmala costumbre f de morderse las uñas
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aspx) Mercola, some of the harmful effects of nail-biting can be disease-causing bacteria and an array of germs being transferred into one's body, paronychia (a skin infection caused by bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms entering the damaged cuticles surrounding the nails), warts on one's fingers caused by human papillomavirus, dental problems and impaired quality of life.
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Simon Alford, a partner with Kivells, who were handling the sale at the Royal Victoria Hotel, said: "It was a packed auction house and a nail-biting finish at the end as we reached the pounds 1m guide price.