hold one's breath


as in wait
to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something The audience was holding their breath for the movie's final action scene. Don't hold your breath waiting for that swindler to return your money.

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“Hold one's breath.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hold%20one%27s%20breath. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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