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what does white knuckling it mean?

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  • Dale P
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    It means mentally going through with something even though you may be scared. You're going to hang on tight until the end.

    Derived from physically hanging on tight, like to the bar in a roller coaster.

  • 4 years ago

    White Knuckled

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    The act of clenching your hand shuts off the blood flow to your knuckles, so they turn white. You clench your hand on a steering wheel or roller coaster bar when you are scared. So, white knuckles = scared.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Driving while gripping the steering wheel tightly because driving conditions are so bad (another way to describe a scary drive)

    If you notice, your knuckles get lighter in colour when you grip something tightly

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    means scary and thrilling as in white knuckle ride

  • 1 decade ago

    Holding on as hard as you can, usually trying not to do something. Sometimes refers to an alcoholic trying not to drink or a smoker trying to quit smoking.

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