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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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Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 14 (ANI): Prisoners at Lucknow jail heaved a sigh of relief after venomous snakes, which entered the facility following rain and waterlogging, were captured on Monday.
The residents of Hub had heaved a sigh of relief that the highway had been repaired and would help revitalise the industrial zone where some projects had been initiated only to see their hopes washed away.
In this backdrop, the intending pilgrims heaved a sigh of relief when the Kingdom launched Road to Makkah project aimed at pre-departure immigration.
A trader here heaved a sigh of relief when the High Court here acquitted and discharged him on a drug trafficking charge.
The residents heaved a sigh of relief after a hot day with around 15 minutes shower before sunset.
Now that the apps are back up and working normally, many users have heaved a sigh of relief.
Late night the city experienced heavy drizzle, after which the citizens heaved a sigh of relief following dip in heat intensity.
Summary: The worried parents heaved a sigh of relief after the rescue operation.
He said the businessmen must have heaved a sigh of relief as the government had fulfilled commitments made to the business fraternity.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has heaved a sigh of relief, following the inability of both chambers of Congress to pass a bill postponing the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
QUETTA: Patients in Quetta heaved a sigh of relief as doctors resumedon Mondayworking in the out-patient departments of public hospitals after a week of protests.The OPDs of public hospitals became operational after authorities assured the Young Doctors' Association (YDA) that their demands will be met.
Hundreds of policemen heaved a sigh of relief after the PPP rally at Mochi Gate ended peacefully late on Monday evening.
The SLC chief Sumathipala and other officials must have heaved a sigh of relief. The officials had faced severe criticism because of the team's performance during its tour of England.
However, as the situation moved towards peaceful resolution investors heaved a sigh of relief, dealers said, adding fresh buying was seen at lower levels helping the index not only to recover early losses but make fresh gains before closing just below the historic 29,000-point level.
FALKIRK heaved a sigh of relief yesterday when they succeeded in having their plastic pitch repaired in time for last night's Under-20 match with Celtic.