In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1with bated breath — conteniendo la respiración
- Excited denizens have waited with bated breath as the clock ticked by - months, days, hours and finally the big moment itself.
- As the 1000-odd crowd assembled at the spot watched with bated breath, the personnel started pulling the rope up with utmost care.
- While the rest of the world waited with bated breath to see if they could simply complete the facilities in time, the Athenians were always confident they could deliver.
- The winners will be announced with bated breath on June 24.
- Football fans are looking forward with bated breath to the clash of Kerry and near neighbours Limerick in the national league semi final later in the month of April.
- We await this demanded intervention with bated breath.
- The young ones were waiting with bated breath to have a rendezvous with Kalam, for wherever he tours, a session with kids is very much part of his itinerary.
- Dolly and Graham and I watched with bated breath.
- While this haggling for coveted posts and berths is going on in political circles, the common people are watching the developments with bated breath.
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- Then we waited with bated breath for the response.
- We await disclosure of the price with bated breath.
- For the next four days, the nation and the world watched with bated breath to see whether a full-scale core meltdown would follow.
- With millions of Indians waiting with bated breath over the decision of the men in blue for the mini World Cup, cricket fever has only just begun.
- Montreal waits with bated breath until it is announced that the city's official bird is the… American Golden Finch!
- I wait with bated breath to hear the outcome of this meeting.
- I wait with bated breath to see what it will be like.
- Now, we await the minister's threatened exposé with bated breath.
- Well, the American people don't sit around the table waiting with bated breath for the president to speak.
- He added: ‘We are all waiting with bated breath to hear what is in store.’
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