baited breath vs bated breath :

baited breath or bated breath

Although the odor of the chocolate truffle you just ate may be irresistible bait to your beloved, the proper expression is “bated breath.” “Bated” here means “held, abated.” You do something with bated breath when you’re so tense you’re holding your breath.

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  • Live Blog: Microsoft's Xbox One E3 Press Conference
    Image via Reddit Live blog begins at 9 PT/12 ET. Watch the press conference here. We head into this year's E3 in a rather odd position. Normally we'd all be waiting with baited breath for the start of a new console generation, as the event is where new systems tend to make
    June 10, 2013 - Forbes

  • Is Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s Wedding On Hold?
    The world has been waiting with bated breath for Jennifer Aniston to walk down the aisle again, but according to a new report, we may all have to wait a little longer. A source tells People magazine that "wedding talk … Continue reading ?
    June 12, 2013 - omg! Celeb News via omg!
  • ‘Titanfall’ E3 2013 Gameplay Demo
    The first footage of Titanfall has been revealed at the E3 2013 conference. Since news of Respawn Entertainent making a sci-fi shooter game, players have waited with bated breath to finally see this first game footage. Furthermore, the teaser the company put out when they launched their website left gamers desperate for the official title to be [...] ‘Titanfall’ E3 2013 Gameplay Demo is a post ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • 'Game of Thrones' finale will be a 'tricky homecoming'
    With fans still reeling from last Sunday's Red Wedding episode, "The Rains of Castamere," the third season of "Game of Thrones" comes to a close this weekend, and no one is waiting with more bated breath for that than Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer on the HBO program. "Even though I've read all the scripts, I wasn't around when they shot all of it," he reminded ...
    June 8, 2013 - CNN