breath-holding

breath-hold·ing

(breth'hōld-ing),
Voluntary or involuntary cessation of breathing; often seen in young children as a response to frustration.

breath-holding

[breth-]
Etymology: AS, braeth + ME, holden
a form of voluntary apnea that is usually but not necessarily performed with a closed glottis. Although breath-holding may be prolonged for several minutes, it is invariably terminated either voluntarily or when the person or child loses consciousness.

breath-holding

(brĕth-hōl′dĭng)
The voluntary or involuntary stopping of breathing may be seen in children who use this to attempt to control the behavior of their parents.
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To say there will be an element of breath-holding until he's in the studio is an accurate statement.
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