sigh of relief

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sigh of relief (plural sighs of relief)

  1. A release of stress through breathing motions.
  2. (idiomatic) A reassurance or support, something that reduces stress from an arduous activity.
    • 2005, Erich Hartung, America's Finest[1], page 149:
      Boyd was put in charge of SWAT three years later. Indeed, the force of the elite SWAT Team was a big sigh of relief for the other police offices on the ground. However, for the bank robbers, it was not.

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