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cliff-hanging

or cliffhanging

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

cliff-hang

or cliffhang

[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.
Origin
1935-40
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