with bated breath

idiom

Definition of with bated breath

: in a nervous and excited state anticipating what will happen They waited for the answer on their application with bated breath.

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“With bated breath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/with%20bated%20breath. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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