Meaning of nail-biting
Pronunciation: (nāl'bī"ting), [key]
- the act or practice of biting one's fingernails, esp. as the result of anxiety or nervousness.
- nervousness: The announcement that the trade agreement had been signed ended a week of nail-biting on Wall Street.
- causing nervousness: The nail-biting part of the canoe trip was through the stretches of white water.