Definition of on the edge of one's seat in English:

on the edge of one's seat

phrase

informal
  • Very excited and giving one's full attention to something.

    ‘a faster-played sport would keep fans on the edge of their seats’
    • ‘Imagine if telenovelas grabbed your heart and squeezed, kept you on the edge of your seat with real psychological insight and real human drama rather than sentiment, cliched suspense, and melodrama.’
    • ‘This action packed film has style, humour and is full of stunts which will keep you on the edge of your seat.’
    • ‘The audience is left guessing right up until the very end and you are just on the edge of your seat.’
    • ‘The new heist is more elaborate than the first one and has enough excitement to leave you on the edge of your seat.’
    • ‘So I spent another four years of sleepless nights and days on the edge of my seat, hoping against hope that she would not crack and provide the secret that would allow them to get to us.’
    • ‘If this scene were in a book, would I be laughing or on the edge of my seat with excitement and terror?’
    • ‘And her encounter will keep you on the edge of your seat.’
    • ‘You find yourself on the edge of your seat, rooting for the show's cast and yelling at the TV to tell them what they should be doing.’
    • ‘Be part of the drama and on the edge of your seat in this entertaining and thought-provoking event.’
    • ‘Conor is a fantastic writer and the script really keeps you on the edge of your seat.’
    anxious, impatient, waiting with bated breath, longing, yearning, aching, wishing, hoping, hopeful, thirsty, hungry, greedy
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