Definition of don't hold your breath in English:

don't hold your breath

phrase

informal
  • Used to indicate that something is unlikely to happen.

    ‘next thing you know I'll be knitting baby clothes—but don't hold your breath!’
    • ‘But don't hold your breath to see it portrayed as such onscreen anytime soon.’
    • ‘So, if you are waiting for dramatic action against air pollution, don't hold your breath.’
    • ‘But don't hold your breath for a correction to appear in the nation's paper of record.’
    • ‘When it comes to finding out what the teacher does and how well they do it - don't hold your breath.’
    • ‘Now, if you're thinking SPAM and spyware issues will soon go away, don't hold your breath.’
    • ‘Maybe the third movie will bring the whole thing together for a coherent conclusion, but don't hold your breath.’
    • ‘So I'll be in touch if I find out anything more, but don't hold your breath.’
    • ‘But it'll take time even then, so don't hold your breath.’
    • ‘Don't hold your breath for any earth-shattering developments.’
    • ‘But if you are expecting a $50,000 check, don't hold your breath.’