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or cliff·hang·ing

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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a cliff-hanger: a cliff-hanging vote of 20–19.
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Origin of cliff-hanging

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40


or cliff·hang

verb (used without object), cliff-hung, cliff-hang·ing. Informal.
  1. to wait eagerly for the outcome of a suspenseful situation or contest.
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Origin of cliff-hang

First recorded in 1935–40
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