Definition of a breath of fresh air
- We went outside to get a breath of fresh air.
- His unusual outlook is a breath of fresh air.
- After dealing for so long with a difficult boss, our new supervisor is a breath of fresh air.
: having its original qualities unimpaired: such as
: full of or renewed in vigor : refreshed
: not stale, sour, or decayed
: just recently : newly
: an increased flow or rush (as of water) : freshet
: a stream, spring, or pool of fresh water
: the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth
: a light breeze
: to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing : ventilate
: to expose to public view or bring to public notice
: to transmit by radio or television
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