don't hold your breath Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

"don't hold your breath" in British English

See all translations

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…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More