get your breath back
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.
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get your ˈbreath backbe able to breathe again properly after running, etc: She stopped at the top of the stairs to get her breath back.
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