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cliff-hanging

[klif-hang-ing] /ˈklɪfˌhæŋ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a cliff-hanger:
a cliff-hanging vote of 20–19.
Also, cliffhanging.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism

cliff-hang

[klif-hang] /ˈklɪfˌhæŋ/
verb (used without object), cliff-hung, cliff-hanging. Informal.
1.
to wait eagerly for the outcome of a suspenseful situation or contest.
Also, cliffhang.
Origin
1935-40
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Examples for cliff-hanging
  • While such cliff-hanging practices are not wise, the filing was made before jury selection, and that is all that was required.
  • There is a picturesque climax of a snowmobile race that would have been more impressive minus the cliff-hanging gags.
  • And that's the total drama of the film, except for an ironic ending that permits a bit of cliff-hanging suspense.
  • It is spinningly staged and enacted, drenched in cliff-hanging suspense.

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