get (one's) breath back

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get (one's) breath back

To regain the ability to breathe normally again, as after a strenuous activity. Now that I'm 40, it takes me a while to get my breath back after a run.
See also: back, breath, get

get your ˈbreath back

be able to breathe again properly after running, etc: She stopped at the top of the stairs to get her breath back.
See also: back, breath, get