Definition of breathe a sigh of relief
- We all breathed a sigh of relief when we heard that they were safe.
: to draw air into and expel it from the lungs : respire
: to inhale and exhale freely
: to blow softly
: a payment made by a male feudal tenant to his lord on succeeding to an inherited estate
: removal or lightening of something oppressive, painful, or distressing
: providing relief
: characterized by surface inequalities
: of or used in letterpress
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