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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Ian Painter will heave a sigh of relief that sun and sand can finally give way to soccer - and he can step up serious preparations for Stafford Rangers' return to the Dr Martens Premier
They demanded of the city government to ensure water supply to the town so that citizens could heave a sigh of relief.
You're sure to heave a sigh of relief when you hear Kissinger sing in profundo, "It's a small world after all.
London, July 1 ( ANI ): Sikhs can heave a sigh of relief as kirpans have been exempted from the list of "restricted" items that would not allowed inside the stadiums during the London Olympics.
Learning that their child's life will likely be spared, parents heave a sigh of relief, Murphree said.
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.
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.
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.
The relevant authorities should take immediate step to provide medicines to the hospital so that poor patients could heave a sigh of relief, the statement added.
Fans of the comic book are sure to heave a sigh of relief after the project was left in a lurch since Cage's exist last week.