Bated Breath – AToZ Challenge 2014 – Day2

Hi Folks,


#AtoZChallenge - Idioms - @Sri_Indrasenan
A Guessing Game!

She tried to stalk him but failed miserably when her friend Pooja dragged her in the middle. “Where are you going, Laya?”



She narrated the whole story to her best friend.

“Are you mad? You don’t even know him!”


“He could be married, committed, or worse gay!”

“Why are you scaring me? For the first time in my life, I like a guy this much.”

“You like a guy – good, great, and hats off! What next?”

“I don’t know!”

“Good, you don’t like him. He was handsome from what you said, may be you were attracted to him. That’s all. Now, the patient’s are waiting, shall we go?”


Although, she was attending to the patients and signing reports in her mind she waited with bated breath to meet him again.


To be continued…. If you have missed the prequels then do read it from here.


Love & Cheers,


I am S(t)ri


    • Hi, nice to meet you too. I understand 🙂 🙂 I will compile the story at the end of the challenge and put it up as a post! Btw, good luck to you too!


    • Ha ha, Bated breath is a term that is often confused and misused as “baited breath”. However, bated breath is the idiom and was first used by Shakespeare in his “Merchant of Venice” – “Shall I bend low and in a bondman’s key, With bated breath and whispering humbleness,”. Bated is the shortened form of “abated” and that means to bring down or lower! – I hope this helps!


  1. This theme seems interesting and nice that you could insert the idiom in a flow:) And for a small feedback mild grammatical errors such as “patient’s” instead of “patients” persist, Im sure you can avoid them from next. Good luck


  2. Silly friend.. here she was being all proactive and going out to get her guy and in steps Pooja. Go find him girl!!


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