take a breath

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Definition of take a breath

: to pause and rest (US) I've barely had time to (stop and/to) take a breath since they got here. (British) I've barely had time to draw breath since they got here.

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“Take a breath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20breath. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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