An opportunity to pause, relax, or decide what to do next: we all need a breathing space during the working week [mass noun]: the delay gave him some breathing space
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- It was meant to be a one-day pause to give the banks a breathing space but the shut down is now going to last all week.
- Another insight she imparts is that anti-depressants don't work for everyone, but they can give a person breathing space.
- I sat down and watched the world go by, feeling the panic melt, or, more accurately, the new breathing space it freed up as it left.
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