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An english saying. If someone is on tenterhooks, they are very nervous/excited about something that they are waiting for, and possibly dreading.
"Gee whiz, I was on tenterhooks beuase she hadn't turned up to our 5th year anniversary date yet. Turns out, she dumped me in a voicemail."
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(or tenterhooks) meaning to wait with feelings of nervousness or anxiety in anticipation for something to happen in the near future.
She was on tenter hooks as the police officer calculated her BAC.
by mailburner January 13, 2010

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