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holding one's breath

phrase
present participle of hold one's breath

Synonyms of holding one's breath

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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“Holding one's breath.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/holding%20one%27s%20breath. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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