breathing room

breathing room
noun see breathing space

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • breathing room — noun sufficient room for easy breathing or movement moved to the country to find breathing room • Syn: ↑breathing space • Hypernyms: ↑room, ↑way, ↑elbow room …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathing space — breathing .space also breathing .room n [U and C] 1.) a short time when you have a rest from doing something before starting again ▪ This deal should give the company some extra breathing room before its loans are due. 2.) enough room to move or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathing space — breathing ,space or breathing ,room noun singular or uncount 1. ) space to move or breathe easily: Move back and give him some breathing room. 2. ) a period of rest from a difficult activity that allows you to get your energy back or try a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breathing space — UK US noun [U or S] (US also breathing room) ► a period of rest from a busy or difficult situation in order to get your energy back or give you more time to think about what to do next: »Troubled companies have a 28 day breathing space in which… …   Financial and business terms

  • breathing space — noun 1. a short respite (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑breath, ↑breather, ↑breathing place, ↑breathing spell, ↑breathing time • Derivationally related forms: ↑breathe ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathing space — noun Date: 1599 some time in which to recover, get organized, or get going called also breathing room, breathing spell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breathing space — (or room) n. 1. enough space to breathe, move, etc. freely 2. a chance to rest or consider a situation …   English World dictionary

  • breathing space — breath′ing space n. 1) Also called breath′ing spell . an opportunity to rest or think 2) sufficient space in which to move, work, etc Also called breath′ing room . Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

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