breathing space
Noun

breathing space

  1. Sufficient space or a span of time in which to recover one's breath.
    Synonyms: breathing room, breathing spell, breathing while
    • 1842, Thomas Babbington Macaulay, "Horatius", stanza 45:
      He reeled, and on Herminius
      He leaned one breathing-space;
      Then, like a wild cat mad with wounds,
      Sprang right at Astur's face.
  2. A rest, pause, or respite.
  3. Enough distance so that one can feel unfettered.
    Don't fret, in our division you get a lot of breathing space.



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