breathing spell


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breathing spell

A pause to rest or to think over something. Give me a minute, I just need a little breathing spell while I figure this out.
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In such a space, an attuned ballet conductor may hold an entire orchestra at rest for a dancer's spectacular balance or breathing spell.
After a breathing spell, the huntsmen and dogs were ranged as before and another let loose.
As Congress made clear in enacting the Bankruptcy Code, the filing of a petition for reorganization under the bankruptcy laws "gives the debtor a breathing spell from his creditors.
Tekoil has been pursuing investment partners over the past two months and believes the filing of the chapter 11 petition, and the breathing spell which Congress intended for companies filing for chapter 11, will ultimately facilitate its efforts to obtain investment capital and allow Tekoil to move forward on its proposed program to rework a number of wells in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Company's management engineered a remarkable operating turnaround that, with the breathing spell provided by Chapter 11, has permitted the Company to obtain commitments for the new financing that will enable it to fund a consensual full payment plan without significantly liquidating assets or diluting its existing shareholders," noted Dan Bussel, a partner at Klee Tuchin Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, bankruptcy counsel to Fountain View.
Under the circumstances,' she said, 'the court has given the (resort) more than enough of a breathing spell, and has had its fill of questionable attempts at reorganization.