Not to say Riva, the veteran screen star, is on tenterhooks.
Every attorney at his firm is hanging on tenterhooks waiting for the bonus announcements.
I waited on tenterhooks; then I could bear the suspense no longer.'
I like to be settled about what I'm going to do: there's nothing so uncomfortable as hanging on tenterhooks.
The man in the corner made a long pause, keeping the girl on tenterhooks.
He winced and she scribbled a note, leaving him on tenterhooks while she wrote.
But to keep him on tenterhooks, eating his heart out with jealousy, while you frankly encouraged me—you know you did.
They were on tenterhooks to know why we English should be so eager to take up their quarrel.
A long silence followed, during which Patrice remained on tenterhooks.
As it is, I am on tenterhooks lest she should discover what is up.