[neyl-bahy-ting] /ˈneɪlˌbaɪ tɪŋ/

the act or practice of biting one’s fingernails, especially as the result of anxiety or nervousness.
Informal. nervousness:
The announcement that the trade agreement had been signed ended a week of nail-biting on Wall Street.
Informal. causing nervousness:
The nail-biting part of the canoe trip was through the stretches of white water.
the act or habit of biting one’s fingernails


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