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
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of breathing space in:
- The US English dictionary