sigh of relief
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- A release of stress through breathing motions.
- (idiomatic) A reassurance or support, something that reduces stress from an arduous activity.
- 2005, Erich Hartung, America's Finest, 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.