Meaning of edge-of-your-seat in English:



(also edge-of-the-seat)
  • Very exciting and compelling.

    • ‘an edge-of-your-seat thriller’
    • ‘for pure edge-of-the-seat entertainment this game would take some beating’
    • ‘He provides enough edge-of-the-seat acoustic jazz swing to satisfy traditionalists.’
    • ‘This follow up does offer plenty of dazzling visuals, edge-of-the-seat action sequences, and flaws compensated for by charismatic, appealing leading performers.’
    • ‘Lyrically written, it is an edge-of-the-seat adventure yarn that keeps you awake until you have digested its 319 pages.’
    • ‘They're drawn by the grit, the edge-of-the-seat drama, and the passion of the players to lift that silver cup.’
    • ‘Well the action is full-on, the special effects are seamless and the story is edge-of-the-seat exciting.’
    • ‘You don't generally expect this movie to be an edge-of-the-seat experience, but this terrific feature upends your expectations.’
    • ‘The bus driver swapped the sedate roads of North Yorkshire for an edge-of-the-seat experience at a motor racing circuit.’
    • ‘It's got nail-biting climaxes, edge-of-the-seat moments, and visceral thrills.’
    • ‘The incompetent-laird drama might be hugely successful but it's hardly edge-of-the-seat stuff.’
    • ‘The famous ground has hosted some wonderful encounters in its time but for pure edge-of-the-seat entertainment this game would take some beating.’
    thrilling, exhilarating, stirring, rousing, stimulating, intoxicating, electrifying, invigorating, moving, inspiring