- of, relating to, or characteristic of a cliff-hanger: a cliff-hanging vote of 20–19.
Origin of cliff-hanging
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
- to wait eagerly for the outcome of a suspenseful situation or contest.
Origin of cliff-hang
First recorded in 1935–40
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