heave a sigh of relief

heave a sigh of relief

To experience an intense feeling of happiness or relief because something particularly stressful, unpleasant, or undesirable has been avoided or completed. Everyone in class heaved a sigh of relief after that horrible midterm exam was over. Investors in Europe are heaving a big sigh of relief now that a Greek exit from the Euro has been avoided.
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Coach Norman Black could only heave a sigh of relief after Jeff Chan missed a potential game-winning three at the buzzer and Meralco escaped Phoenix, 92-90, Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Court (SC) and the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC) to take suo motu to this effect as the people could heave a sigh of relief.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): Bond fans, you can now heave a sigh of relief as Daniel Craig has confirmed he will return as Agent 007 in the upcoming movie 'Bond 25'.
Most of us heave a sigh of relief when we reach our car and switch on the air conditioner
Ordinary people, whether they love bats, birds or high-flying pink pigs, can heave a sigh of relief that this small rare mammal can help to preserve the dignity of the landscape, peace and quiet and all else that tourists come to enjoy.
Summary: Motorists in Sharjah can heave a sigh of relief after three weeks of petrol shortage at Enoc and Eppco petrol stations in the emirate.
PESHAWAR, July 13 -- Heat-stricken people heave a sigh of relief
WELL, we can all heave a sigh of relief now that the party conference season is over.
Nobody loves the Book of Common Prayer (in both our languages) more than I but even I heave a sigh of relief to know that in 1859 the special service to commemorate the Brad Y Pwdr Gwn/Gunpowder Treason (with all its deprecations of other Christians) was struck out of that book.
Martin Forwood, of Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment, said: "Residents can heave a sigh of relief there was no waste involved.
Few people, whatever their political persuasion, can have failed to heave a sigh of relief when it was announced that Sarah Brown had been safely delivered of a healthy boy.
But troubled manager Trevor Francis can heave a sigh of relief as Brady was after a different type of Boss as she visited the fashion label's new store in Birmingham.
It is too early to heave a sigh of relief as there are a number of potential risks we can think of,'' he said, calling for more efforts for structural reform.
Cheltenham have also been able to heave a sigh of relief for Saturday's home game with Leyton Orient following a fitness update on Lee Howells.
Learning that their child's life will likely be spared, parents heave a sigh of relief, Murphree said.