heave a sigh of relief

heave a sigh of relief

To experience an intense feeling of happiness or relief because something particularly stressful, unpleasant, or undesirable has been avoided or completed. Everyone in class heaved a sigh of relief after that horrible midterm exam was over. Investors in Europe are heaving a big sigh of relief now that a Greek exit from the Euro has been avoided.
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'I can now heave a sigh of relief,' said Gayeta in a phone interview.
He saidif the PSRA's jurisdiction was extended to Chitral, the local residents would heave a sigh of relief.
The businesses heave a sigh of relief, the stock market has positively responded to the development while the US dollar has also lost its value substantially due to the deal with no strings attached, it said.
So it is time for the party leadership to deliver at least on some of the promises relating to relief in the first few months so that the poor lot could also heave a sigh of relief as since long they are living on mere promises.
* Did GOP bigwigs heave a sigh of relief on word of the potential 1st CD candidacy of tech entrepreneur and rich guy Bruce Crochetiere?
Court (SC) and the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC) to take suo motu to this effect as the people could heave a sigh of relief.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): Bond fans, you can now heave a sigh of relief as Daniel Craig has confirmed he will return as Agent 007 in the upcoming movie 'Bond 25'.
Most of us heave a sigh of relief when we reach our car and switch on the air conditioner!
Ordinary people, whether they love bats, birds or high-flying pink pigs, can heave a sigh of relief that this small rare mammal can help to preserve the dignity of the landscape, peace and quiet and all else that tourists come to enjoy.
TABU'S fans can heave a sigh of relief. She is not getting married, as suggested by a section of the media.
PESHAWAR, July 13 -- Heat-stricken people heave a sigh of relief
Nobody loves the Book of Common Prayer (in both our languages) more than I but even I heave a sigh of relief to know that in 1859 the special service to commemorate the Brad Y Pwdr Gwn/Gunpowder Treason (with all its deprecations of other Christians) was struck out of that book.
Martin Forwood, of Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment, said: "Residents can heave a sigh of relief there was no waste involved.
Few people, whatever their political persuasion, can have failed to heave a sigh of relief when it was announced that Sarah Brown had been safely delivered of a healthy boy.
But troubled manager Trevor Francis can heave a sigh of relief as Brady was after a different type of Boss as she visited the fashion label's new store in Birmingham.