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don't hold your breath

humorous
said in order to tell someone that an event is not likely to happen: She said she might finish by this afternoon but don't hold your breath.

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!
(Definition of don't hold your breath from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “don't hold your breath”
in Chinese (Simplified) 别指望…能长久…
in Chinese (Traditional) 別指望…能長久…
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