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on tenterhooks adverb
как на иголках (being in a state of uncertainty)
He's on tenterhooks while they read it.
Он как на иголках ждет, когда роман прочитают.
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  1. be on tenterhooks - быть на иголках

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He's on tenterhooks while they read it. Он как на иголках ждет, когда роман прочитают.
Yeah, we have all been on tenterhooks, Stanley. Мы все были как на иголках, Стэнли.
Sent to us at a rate of just one kilobit a second, it will take months to receive it all, and astronomers around the world are waiting on tenterhooks to get their hands on the data. Скорость передачи составляет всего один килобит в секунду, и чтобы принять все в полном объеме, понадобятся многие месяцы. Тем временем, астрономы всего мира сидят как на иголках и ждут не дождутся того момента, когда им удастся заполучить эти данные.
At least, I'm on bail and he's on tenterhooks, until they decide if they can make a case against either of us. Я выпущена под залог, а он в подвешенном состоянии, пока не решат, смогут ли выстроить дело против кого-либо из нас.

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