The term comes from the world of English soccer and refers to the final stages of a competition when it is still all to play for and the tension prevents anyone from relaxing in their seats.
I have followed the U.S. election from the start. Here in Ireland the main (only) topic of conversation is “Trump or Clinton”? Most people are calling it for “Hilly C” as Katie Perry calls her. The consensus is that she has the experience and will be able to hold her own on the world stage. Trump is more like a grenade thrown into the political system but he is not the man to fix it. I do think that Clinton will win but after the Brexit shock I think we will be hearing quite a bit of squeaking for the next few days.
So what is the atmosphere like in the States at the moment? Are you shifting about in your seats?