holding one's breath


present participle of hold one's breath
as in waiting
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 17 Jul. 2024.

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