not hold (one's) breath

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not hold (one's) breath

To not expect that something will happen and therefore to not wait or take action as if it will. The electrician said he'd be here before noon, but I won't hold my breath. She wrote a letter of complaint to the airline asking for a refund, but she isn't holding her breath.
See also: breath, hold, not
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I've lived through more dashed hopes as a Newcastle fan than most sports journalists have had hot dinners, so I'm not holding my breath.
But I'm not holding my breath because it doesn't matter.
But he told Your Money: "I'm not holding my breath."
I'm not holding my breath, but the woman ought to send a fiver to the Coventry Telegraph to cover the theft and the inconvenience.
"I am not hanging out for it, not holding my breath, but I would welcome it, of course," she said.
"But I am pretty realistic as well and now that I am playing for their arch rivals....I am not holding my breath, put it that way."
However, I am not holding my breath - at my age of 70 years you can't hold it for too long.
We'd love to run an apology from Gerrard, but I'm not holding my breath.
I would be happy to present my point of view there, but I'm not holding my breath waiting for an invitation.
I do hope that this vital referendum is decided on the sole basis of true facts but I am not holding my breath.
However, I'm not holding my breath given that the recipients of this public largesse are donors to Conservative Party funds.
But I'm sure I've heard it all before so I'm not holding my breath.
I would like to know what grassroots Lib Dem think, but at this moment I am not holding my breath.
The public have been deprived of the details of this issue and if the UHCW has got Dr Mattu's sacking wrong the taxpayer will pay out many more millions in compensation - I'm not holding my breath.
"If City are in the hunt they will need to add more fuel to the tank, we will see but I'm not holding my breath."