take a breather : Popular Idioms in English

take a breather

Take a break

After two hours of exams, Gemma was relieved to be able to take a breather.

Definitions

  • v  take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - KTVQ Billings
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - CNBC
  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley