Idiom:  at the edge of one's seat

Meaning

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.


Synonyms

  • in suspense
  • with bated breath


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