English version

with bated breath

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwith bated breathwith bated breathWORRIEDfeeling very anxious or excited He waited for a reply to his offer with bated breath. bated
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with bated breathFrom July onwards the town of Whaddon had waited with bated breath.So now I wait with bated breath.I was waiting with bated breath for him to say something, anything, that wasn't a cliche.The soldiers' families waited with bated breath for news.Neither Bradford nor Birmingham regrets entering the tourist trade - the industry waits with bated breath to see how Swindon fares.
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