Nerve-Shredding Meaning

(idiomatic) suspenseful

Example: 2011 January 18, Daniel Taylor, “Manchester City 4 Leicester City 2”[1], Guardian Online:
  His side could find dignity in defeat after they subjected Manchester City to a nerve-shredding finale but the Premier League's second-placed team still advanced to the fourth round and a tie against Notts County that Roberto Mancini will hope will be much more straightforward.