Translation of "don't hold your breath" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

don't hold your breath

humorous

don't hold your breath

humorous

said in order to tell someone that an event is not likely to happen

(指不大可能发生)别眼巴巴等着,有你等的
She said she might finish by this afternoon but don't hold your breath. 她说她有可能在今天下午之前完成,不过你可别眼巴巴等着。

don't hold your breath

informal

used to tell someone not to expect something to happen for a very long time:

She said she'd get back to us, but don't hold your breath! 她说她要报复我们,但是过不了多久她就会忘了!

(Translation of “don't hold your breath” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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