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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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.
The automatic stay arising from the bankruptcy precludes the lender from proceeding any further with its foreclosure and provides the homeowner-debtor with a breathing spell to file and confirm a Chapter 13 plan.
Politically, it has entailed a fierce repression of the small human rights movement that had been given a breathing spell during 1987-89.
But the CPP-NPA's declaration of a unilateral ceasefire for select days in December reveals its desperation for a breathing spell as a revitalized military continues its operations against them.
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.
Ejercito, in a radio interview, made one step further by saying it would be better if the executive branch suspends the excise tax collection not only for six months but extend it to 12 months to give tax-burdened Filipinos a breathing spell.
(Let us give a breathing spell for our fellow citizens who are drowning due to high prices.
Stanley Chik, from Bright Smart Securities International in Hong Kong, said "the impact of tariffs on economic growth appears limited for now, giving the market a breathing spell."
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has given individual and business taxpayers a breathing spell from the annual investigation of their income tax returns (ITRs).