How’s Your Breath?

Madison caught it with her breath.

Madison caught it with her breath.

“Madison watched the plot twists of ‘Breaking Bad’ with baited breath.”

All I can say is, “Yuck.” Perhaps Madison was hoping to catch a trout. I’m picturing her with worms or flies in her mouth. Madison has “bated” breath. “Bated” comes from “abated,” meaning “reduced or lessened.” She’s holding her breath, not fishing with it.

Leave a comment

Filed under All things having to do with the English language

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s