is this not one of the most wonderful idioms?
the words are so animated, personified. it's as though i can hear someone hold their breath or lower the sound of their breathing the second i say it.
kinda makes me close my eyes.
as i sit at my desk, waiting with bated breath until the clock strikes four and i can start the weekend!
didya hear me breathe? huh? didya? didya?
happy friday, peeps.