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Meaning of “don't hold your breath” in the English Dictionary

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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 ​holdyour breath.

don't hold your breath

informal used to ​tell someone not to ​expect something to ​happen for a very ​longtime: She said she'd get back to us, but don't hold ​yourbreath!
(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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