white knuckle

white-knuckle

[hwahyt-nuhk-uhl, wahyt-]
adjective Informal.
1.
causing fear, apprehension, or panic: The plane made a white-knuckle approach to the fogged-in airport.
2.
experiencing fear, terror, or apprehension: The white-knuckle crowd loved that director's newest horror movie.
Also, white-knuckled.
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white-knuckle
 
adj
causing or experiencing fear or anxiety: a white-knuckle ride

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