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.
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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.
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.
However, I am not holding my breath - at my age of 70 years you can't hold it for too long.
Given the current political climate, I am not holding my breath that anything will be done, but to spend money researching running surfaces and leave the current state of affairs as they are is inappropriate in my opinion.
I await his reply with interest but I am not holding my breath.
And I wonder if Cllr Dowd will apologise for his apparent hypocrisy - but I'm not holding my breath waiting on that one.
She said: "Though I would love him to get a more secure lifestyle, I'm not holding my breath.
Politicians, both left and right, are very good at spinning facts to suit their arguments, but it is up to us, the electorate, to look through this and seek out actual facts before making our decision on polling day - I'm not holding my breath, though.
It should make for an interesting conversation on Air Force One but I'm not holding my breath.
A redevelopment there may well prove beneficial, but I am not holding my breath.
We'll know more after a scan, but I'm not holding my breath.