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breathe (something) to (someone)
To share information, often that which is supposed to be kept secret. Often used in the negative to encourage silence. And if you breathe a word of this to the cops, we'll come after you. I was told not to breathe news of this to anyone, but I knew I had to tell someone about such serious allegations.
See also: breathe
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!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
breathe something (of something) (to someone)
to tell something to someone. (Usually in the negative.) Don't breathe a word of this to anyone! I won't breathe a word!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To be relaxed or relieved, especially after a period of tension.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- able to breathe (easy/easily/freely) again
- able to breathe again
- as I live and breathe
- As I live and breathe!
- breathe (new) life into (someone or something)
- breathe (one's) last (breath)
- breathe (something) to (someone)
- breathe (up)on (someone or something)
- breathe a sigh of relief
- breathe a word
- breathe again
- breathe down (one's) neck
- breathe down neck
- breathe down somebody's neck
- breathe down someone's neck
- breathe easily
- breathe easy
- breathe fire
- breathe freely
- breathe in
- breathe into
- breathe into (something)
- breathe last
- breathe life into
- breathe life into something
- breathe on
- breathe one's last
- breathe out
- breathe your last
- hardly have time to breathe
- I don't have time to breathe
- I don't have time to catch my breath
- live and breathe (something)
- live and breathe something
- not breathe a word
- not breathe a word (of something)
- not breathe a word of (something)
- scarcely have time to breathe
- won't breathe a word