holds one's breath

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present tense third-person singular of hold one's breath
as in waits
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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“Holds one's breath.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/holds%20one%27s%20breath. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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