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bated breath


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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
bat•ed /ˈbeɪtɪd/USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. —Idiom. with bated breath, holding one's breath because of strong emotion:I waited by the phone with bated breath.

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