We are waiting with bated breath for the release of the new version.
Origin of with-bated-breath
From the verb bate, alteration by aphesis of the verb abate, meaning 'to reduce' or 'lessen'.
With-bated-breath Sentence Examples
Alan is waiting with bated breath for the new Star Wars film (OK, we are all keen to see it!
The words forced themselves out of her mouth and she gazed up at him with bated breath.
The ancient Indian ritual for the sacrifice to the Fathers required the officiating priest to turn away with bated breath that he might not see the spirits engaged upon the rice-balls laid out for them.
She stood with her slender arms hanging down, her scarcely defined bosom rising and falling regularly, and with bated breath and glittering, frightened eyes gazed straight before her, evidently prepared for the height of joy or misery.