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Definition of hold your breath

hold (one's) breath


  • to wait. Almost always used in the negative, meaning literally: "The event in question will not happen soon, so don't hold your breath waiting for it."


    Citation from "Beyond Belief", Lie To Me (TV, 2010), Season 3 Episode 6 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 29 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 29 2010.

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Definitions include: a bad breath. compare with dragon breath.
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Definitions include: to have drugs.
Definitions include: to be superior to, in some way.
Definitions include: be there for you.
Definitions include: a period of waiting, during which little can be accomplished, until a particular external event occurs.
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Definitions include: to maintain the proper operation of something, such as a business.
Definitions include: "wait a minute"; "hold on"; etc.
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Definitions include: to be inadequate.
Definitions include: to abandon a person after a crime has been committed, leaving them with incriminating evidence (literally) or blame (figuratively.)
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