don't hold your breath


don't hold your breath
don’t hold your breath spoken phrase
used for telling someone not to expect something to happen because it probably will not

If you’re waiting for him to apologize, don’t hold your breath.

Thesaurus: ways of warning or advising someonesynonym
Main entry: breath

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I
informal used hyperbolically to indicate that something is likely to take a long time

don't hold your breath waiting for Congress to clean up political action committees

II
see breath

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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