catch one's breath

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v catch one's breath take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
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Usage

In literature:

He did not make one catch one's breath.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
No time to catch one's breath for ten days.
"Mothering on Perilous" by Lucy S. Furman
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In news:

(AP) It's a big boost and a back-breaker rolled into one, the touchdown that comes while the offense is catching its breath on the sideline.
It's a big boost and a back-breaker rolled into one, the touchdown that comes while the offense is catching its breath on the sideline.
(AP) — It's a big boost and a back-breaker all rolled into one, the touchdown that comes while the offense is catching its collective breath on the sideline.
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