Exhale noisily as a sign of relief (often used hyperbolically): they breathed a great sigh of relief after the election was won
More example sentences
- Grateful for the relief and happy at the prospect of sleep, Ely breathed a sigh of relief.
- She told herself to breathe a sigh of relief, but somehow the relief she'd expected didn't come.
- And I suspect that a lot of people can be breathing a sigh of relief that those talks didn't go any farther than they did.
Definition of breathe a sigh of relief in:
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