or nail bit·er
Origin of nail-biter
OTHER WORDS FROM nail-biternail-biting, noun
Words nearby nail-biter
How to use nail-biter in a sentence
But on Tuesday, we saw another nail hammered into the already pretty tightly nailed down coffin of the two-state solution.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The CID speculated that the woman was confirming who lived there before planting a homemade nail bomb.Abu Dhabi Treats U.S. Teacher’s Murder as Terrorist Attack|Chris Allbritton|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
MOSCOW—Every now and then I run into Anna Chapman at a nail salon called “Little Fingers” on Potapovsky Avenue in downtown Moscow.
Along the way, he accidentally embeds a nail in his foot, which is not symbolic at all.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The phrase means, “the nail that sticks out always gets hit by a hammer.”Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Piegan snorted when I told him we were on the dodge—that they were trying to nail us for holding up the paymaster.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
"Well, as far as public opinion goes, I s'pose Tom has hit the nail on the head," observed Bill.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
He pulled his heavy sweater down off a nail and put it on, scowling because the sleeves had to be pulled in place on his arms.
He disliked the look of Cash's rough coat and sweater and cap, that hung on a nail over Cash's bunk.
You,” said I. “You drive a nail as if it were an abstruse problem in differential calculus.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton