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trope. A character, nervous at the sight of something, will begin to bite their nails really fast in order to try to calm themselves. In Western Animation
, this will more often than not result in a flurry of nail clippings due to the sheer rapidness of the nail-biting. This trope is often used by a Cowardly Lion
, Lovable Coward
, or a Nervous Wreck
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- In Hercules, Pegasus actually does this with his front hooves, during the "One Last Hope" number when Hercules goes through the dangerous obstacle course that Phil set up as part of his training to save a damsel in distress.