breathe easy

breathe easy

To feel calm or relieved because a stressful situation has ended. With your thesis defense finished, you can finally breathe easy! All week, I was worried about having to give that presentation, so I can breathe easy again now that it's done!
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breathe easy

to assume a relaxed state after a stressful period. After this crisis is over, I'll be able to breathe easy again. He won't be able to breathe easy until he pays off his debts.
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breathe easy

Also, breathe easily or freely . Relax, feel relieved from anxiety, stress, or tension. For example, Now that exams are over with, I can breathe easy, or Whenever I'm back in the mountains, I can breathe freely again. This idiom originally (late 1500s) was put as breathe again, implying that one had stopped breathing (or held one's breath) while feeling anxious or nervous. Shakespeare had it in King John (4:2): "Now I breathe again aloft the flood." The variant dates from the first half of the 1800s.
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vvDivision two was another close one, but backers of front-running favourite Conqueress could breathe easy once they saw a still of the finish, for having been headed (high of 22) Richard Kingscote had got her back up on the line to collar Prufrock (1.
The video was coupled with the caption, "After years of holding its breath, Cleveland can finally breathe easy.
Yesler Terrace Breathe Easy Program in Seattle, Washington;
Salma Ansari, spouse of Hon'ble Vice President of India launched 'Football for Health' for the children of Bapu School along with Breathe Easy India, Youth Football International and West Bromwich Albion Club officials.
The Breathe Easy Coventry Group heartily applauds the management's decision as a further step towards eliminating this unpleasant habit that harms and kills people.
CROWNED Man of Steel Daryl Clark wants to join the exodus to the NRL - but Warrington fans can breathe easy.
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) support group Breathe Easy Cardiff will be holding an awareness stand at Llandough Hospital on June 18 and 19 aimed at helping sufferers achieve an earlier diagnosis.
Aleva Naturals Bamboo Breathe Easy Baby Wipes WIPES made from soft bamboo cloth enriched with natural saline, eucalyptus and menthol oils to gently clean and moisturise little stuffy noses without any chemicals.
Breathe Easy donated PS1,500 to Ward 18 at North Tyneside General Hospital, which cares for people with a range of respiratory conditions, to buy equipment for patients.
The Breathe Easy publication is designed to educate the public regarding possible COPD symptoms and explains what to do once these symptoms are discovered.
Corr put the Shrimpers ahead in the 33rd minute, but could only breathe easy when two goals in the last four minutes from Marc Laird and Freddy Eastwood settled the issue.
Under her direction, the charity in Wales has successfully gone on to establish more than 20 Breathe Easy groups, delivering direct support within Welsh communities.
Wrexham Breathe Easy group, set up for people with lung conditions, their families and carers, won an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Lung Foundation projects.
To introduce its latest collection of products featuring new Dual-Blast technology, Scope hit the road to encourage people to breathe easy after savoring the flavor of their favorite foods, especially those with onions and garlic.
I was on the Boating Writers International judges panel that awarded Dometic Marine an NMMA Innovation Award at the 2010 IBEX convention for its In-Duct Breathe Easy Air Purifier.