breathe a sigh of relief

to stop worrying because something bad is no longer likely to happen

Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when she turned up.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • breathe a sigh of relief — phrase to stop worrying because something bad is no longer likely to happen Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when she turned up. Thesaurus: to be, or to become calm and stop worryingsynonym Main entry: breathe * * * exhale noisily as a sign of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathe a sigh of relief — to feel comfortable again after worrying about something. Coastal residents breathed a sigh of relief when the hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm. Her children breathed a quiet sigh of relief when she made arrangements to get help …   New idioms dictionary

  • breathe a sigh of relief — feel relieved after a time of worry    When we saw the children were safe, we breathed a sigh of relief …   English idioms

  • breathe — W3S3 [bri:ð] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(air)¦ 2¦(blow)¦ 3 somebody can breathe easy/easily 4 breathe a sigh of relief 5 be breathing down somebody s neck 6 not breathe a word 7 breathe life into something 8¦(skin)¦ 9¦(clothes/fabric)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathe — [ brið ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take air into your lungs through your nose or mouth and let it out again: He held her so tightly she could hardly breathe. We can no longer depend on the quality of the air we breathe. breathe… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breathe — [[t]bri͟ːð[/t]] ♦♦♦ breathes, breathing, breathed 1) VERB When people or animals breathe, they take air into their lungs and let it out again. When they breathe smoke or a particular kind of air, they take it into their lungs and let it out again …   English dictionary

  • relief — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. comfort, alleviation (see relief); assistance, welfare, aid; substitution, substitute; projection, convexity. II Alleviation Nouns 1. relief, deliverance, easement, softening, alleviation,… …   English dictionary for students

  • breathe — /bri:D/ verb 1 AIR (I, T) to take air into your lungs and send it out again: When you get an asthma attack you can t breathe. | People are concerned about the quality of the air they breathe. | breathe deeply (=take in a lot of air) 2 BLOW (I, T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathe */*/ — UK [briːð] / US [brɪð] verb Word forms breathe : present tense I/you/we/they breathe he/she/it breathes present participle breathing past tense breathed past participle breathed 1) [intransitive/transitive] to take air into your lungs through… …   English dictionary

  • sigh — [[t]sa͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦♦ sighs, sighing, sighed 1) VERB When you sigh, you let out a deep breath, as a way of expressing feelings such as disappointment, tiredness, or pleasure. [V prep/adv] Michael sighed wearily... [V prep/adv] Roberta sighed with… …   English dictionary

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