Значение идиомы hold one’s breath

[hold one’s breath] {v. phr.} 1. To stop breathing for a momentwhen you are excited or nervous.

The race was so close thateveryone was holding his breath at the finish.

2. To endure greatnervousness, anxiety, or excitement.

John held his breath for daysbefore he got word that the college he chose had accepted him.

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