take a breather take a breather


  • (v) take a short break from one's activities in order to relax



  1. Whenever people stop en route to take a breather, passing hikers are likely to linger to exchange views on the condition of the track or the beauty of the scenery.
  2. Mad Men, refusing to take a breather even for its likely slew of awards, airs an original episode.
  3. So, whether it's a matter of quality of life, or life and death, it's probably good advice for the stressed-out folk among us to take a breather now and again.


  1. Much calmer weather this weekend

    BILLINGS - After all the crazy weather excitement, its good to slow things down for a few days and take a breather.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KTVQ Billings

  2. A Wait-and-See Approach for Stocks: Pro

    With institutional money moving out of the market, it's a good time for investors to take a breather, Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners says.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Stocks sink 1%

    Stocks fell sharply Tuesday, but some say that may actually be healthy. "With stocks at this level, it's not the worst thing in the world to take a breather for a month or two," said Dan Greenhaus, market strategist at BTIG. The Dow Jones Industrial ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley

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