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breathing space

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Breathing room.
  • n. A breathing spell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Sufficient space or a span of time in which to recover one's breath.
  • n. A rest, pause, or respite.
  • n. Enough distance so that one can feel unfettered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short respite
  • n. sufficient room for easy breathing or movement

Etymologies

breathing +‎ space (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "This short extension for three months will provide a breathing space for the Fiji industry while new arrangements under SPARTECA to support industry adjustment are finalised," said Mr Downer.

    Commonwealth Government Extends Import Credit Scheme

  • "We hoped to have given the enemy so much punishment in the course of Zitadelle that we could now count on a breathing space in this part of the front," he wrote, and that "Southern Army Group [i.e., himself] decided to withdraw a substantial weight of armour from that wing for the time being, in order to iron things out in the Donetz area."

    Barbarossa

  • Patriot reiterates his “sincere Intention to calm and heal, not to blow up and inflame, any Party-Divisions”; but even the task of defending the British Constitution could not stifle Fielding's wit, and he escapes, for breathing space as it were, into a column devoted to the news items of the week, gathered from various papers, and adorned by comments of his own, printed in italics.

    Henry Fielding A Memoir

  • We gave the bulls a breathing space there, for we knew we had them all nicely rounded up in the killing-pens, and there was no hurry.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • After a short breathing space in the middle of December, Vatutin,

    Barbarossa

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