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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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The dry spell, which lasted around three months, had worried the people, especially farmers and people heaved a sigh of relief after seeing rain.
He said fishermen heaved a sigh of relief, but since then, those feudal lords, influential politicians and persons scaled up illegal possession of the lakes and had occupied around 600 lakes so far in various districts, including Thatta, Sujawal, Shaheed Benazirabad, Shikarpur and others.
Hundreds of policemen heaved a sigh of relief after the PPP rally at Mochi Gate ended peacefully late on Monday evening.
Zimbabweans and indeed the rest of the world heaved a sigh of relief on November 21 as the world's oldest serving president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe resigned, thus ending his 37 years clinging onto power.
Although 84-km per hour winds disrupted electricity supply partially, people heaved a sigh of relief due to pleasant change in weather.
The SLC chief Sumathipala and other officials must have heaved a sigh of relief.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's main Karachi stock market recovered early losses to close 1 percent higher on Monday as investors heaved a sigh of relief following amicable resolution of the situation arising after arrival of Dr Tahriul Qadri in Pakistan.
FALKIRK heaved a sigh of relief yesterday when they succeeded in having their plastic pitch repaired in time for last night's Under-20 match with Celtic.
Muscat: Residents and owners of commercial establishments in and around Ruwi heaved a sigh of relief yesterday morning when the water supply was restored after an entire day of disruption.
Store officials heaved a sigh of relief as a stampede got averted around the big basket containing Seagate 500GB hard disk drive, priced QR49.
2 John Coughlin heaved a sigh of relief after basement boys Shire finally registered a win on their travels at the 13th attempt.
10 (ANI): Manipur heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday as the state government took steps to ensure that supply of fuel resumes at 28 selected oil pump outlets.
Growers heaved a sigh of relief days ahead of Eidul Fitr after Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani stepped in to resolve the issue of 3.
On a negative note, I cannot help but feel that the management of Radio Newcastle will have heaved a sigh of relief.
Citizens welcomed the pleasant weather and heaved a sigh of relief after getting respite from the persistent heat spell.