cliff-hanging

[klif-hang-ing]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a cliff-hanger: a cliff-hanging vote of 20–19.
Also, cliffhanging.


Origin:
1935–40, Americanism

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cliff-hang

[klif-hang]
verb (used without object), cliff-hung, cliff-hanging. Informal.
to wait eagerly for the outcome of a suspenseful situation or contest.
Also, cliffhang.


Origin:
1935–40

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Example sentences
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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