Idiom:  at the edge of one's seat


Idiom:  (keep someone) on/at the edge of one's seat

  • to remain interested and excited about something because they don't know what's going to happen

Example sentences

— I was at the edge of my seat for the entire five sets of the Australian open's finals last night.

— This television series really keeps me at the edge of my seat. 

— We were on the edge of our seats last night until the very end of the movie.

— Did you watch the elections last night? Everyone was on the edge of their seats all evening.

— What can we do to create some suspense during the ceremony? We need to keep the audience at the edge of their seats throughout the evening.

— The nominees were on the edge of their seats until the winner was announced.

— The basketball game last night was a real thriller. We were at the edge of our seats until the very last second of the game.

— Did you see how Sharon was at the edge of her seat during the meeting? I thought she wasn't going to let Jim finish his presentation.


  • in suspense
  • with bated breath

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