breathe a sigh of relief

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breathe a sigh of relief

  1. (idiomatic) to be relieved.
    • 2011 September 29, Jon Smith, “Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers”, BBC Sport:
      And the home fans breathed a huge sigh of relief barely two minutes later when Andros Townsend's cross was finished by Defoe.