breathe a sigh of relief

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

breathe play
  1. : to draw air into and expel it from the lungs : respire

  2. : to inhale and exhale freely

  3. : live

sigh play
  1. : to take a deep audible breath (as in weariness or relief)

  2. : to make a sound like sighing

  3. : grieve, yearn

  1. : an often involuntary act of sighing especially when expressing an emotion or feeling (such as weariness or relief)

  2. : the sound of gently moving or escaping air

relief play
  1. : a payment made by a male feudal tenant to his lord on succeeding to an inherited estate

  2. : removal or lightening of something oppressive, painful, or distressing

  3. : welfare

  1. : providing relief

  2. : characterized by surface inequalities

  3. : of or used in letterpress


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