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He said: "It was nerve-racking when the phone rang as I just didn't want to let her down.
KPMG head of retail Helen Dickinson said: "There is little doubt that Christmas will arrive late for many retailers, leaving them with a very nerve-racking couple of weeks to come.
Campeseadmittedafterwards: ``It was pretty scary and the most nerve-racking thing I've ever done in my life.
This would be nerve-racking for some, particularly given work known for both immaculate finish and theatrical scale, but Kapoor seems calmly airy.
We didn't even exchange photos, so our first meeting was quite nerve-racking.
Wycombe pulled a goal back to set up a nerve-racking finish.
It was a bit nerve-racking today but everyone assured me he would win well.
A nerve-racking effort to attach cameras to marine mammals has shown how four species dive the impossible dive.
Haunted by an unsteady conscience and an unblinking midnight sun, the increasingly paranoid and insomniac police officer finds himself outflanked and desperate in a nerve-racking game of cat and mouse with a killer who knows his secret and a colleague who smells some herring.
It was very nerve-racking because it was something I really wanted, and I'd never had to audition like that, with eighty other women.
It was a nerve-racking end to a contest that had swung both ways after Notts had been dismissed for 181 in a match reduced to 38 overs a side.
the word conjures up elaborate productions, high costs, nerve-racking negotiations.