breathing spell


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breathing spell

A pause to rest or to think over something. Give me a minute, I just need a little breathing spell while I figure this out.
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It would be a shame to lose focus on those issues just because a shift in the economic winds has granted us this breathing spell.
I am aware of the fact that all of us are weary of being reminded in this present recession (or by whatever name this particular economic breathing spell may be described) that every effort should be made to reduce costs so that we can lay down our product or perform our service for the ultimate consumer at the lowest possible price.
Neither would exist today but for the breathing spell afforded by Chapter 11.
In such a space, an attuned ballet conductor may hold an entire orchestra at rest for a dancer's spectacular balance or breathing spell.
After a breathing spell, the huntsmen and dogs were ranged as before and another let loose.
These motions are only granted for very good cause because the courts take seriously the stated principles of the Bankruptcy Code to provide the debtor a breathing spell from creditors and a fresh start.
As Congress made clear in enacting the Bankruptcy Code, the filing of a petition for reorganization under the bankruptcy laws "gives the debtor a breathing spell from his creditors.