What Does DHYB Mean?

DHYB means "Don't Hold Your Breath." DHYB means "do not expect it to happen" or "do not expect it to happen soon." It derives from the idea that you will not be able to hold your breath long enough before the event occurs.

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When I write DHYB, I mean this:

meaning of DHYB

"Don't hold your breath" means don't expect it to happen.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Hold Your Breath" is the most common definition for DHYB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Hold Your Breath
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of DHYB in Sentences

Here are examples of DHYB being used in conversations:
  • Tony: He said it would be ready by the morning, but DHYB.
  • Jordan: Okay, I will be amazed if I see it this side of the New Year.
  • Tony: The weather forecast said it will be sunny all day, but DHYB.
  • Jordan: I'll pack a raincoat then.

An Academic Look at DHYB

DHYB is an imperative sentence (i.e., an order).

Of note, DHYB is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Aitch Wy Bee), but as this is harder to say than "Dont Hold Your Breath," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DHYB is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of DHYB Used in a Text


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