breathe a sigh of relief


: to relax because something one has been worrying about is not a problem or danger anymore : to feel relieved
We all breathed a sigh of relief when we heard that they were safe.

Examples of breathe a sigh of relief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Newcomers to gel nail polish can breathe a sigh of relief, for this Sally Hansen formula requires minimal steps to mastering a top-tier at-home manicure. Kate Watson, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2024 Well, breathe a sigh of relief that that didn’t happen. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2024 But now is not the time to breathe a sigh of relief, Ryan Gregory—a biology professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and a lead variant tracker—told Fortune. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 11 Jan. 2024 Best Take is going to let parents of active kids breathe a sigh of relief (while perhaps also inducing mild panic). WIRED, 4 Oct. 2023 Low-income Americans with tax investigations can breathe a sigh of relief this upcoming tax season. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 8 Dec. 2023 After another bundle-up kind of morning, cold-weather haters can breathe a sigh of relief by afternoon, as mostly sunny skies help lift highs to the low to mid-50s. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 Fans concerned about the welfare of Frank Ocean’s leg — a last-minute injury that reportedly derailed his headlining Coachella spot earlier this year — can officially breathe a sigh of relief. Vulture, 9 Nov. 2023 Los Angeles, New York and other media hubs will be on steadier economic footing, and rank-and-file entertainment workers can breathe a sigh of relief. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2023

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“Breathe a sigh of relief.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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