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breathe a sigh of relief

Definition of breathe a sigh of relief in English:

Exhale noisily as a sign of relief (often used hyperbolically): they breathed a great sigh of relief after the election was won
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  • 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.
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Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
noun
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