in one breath

in one breath

Very quickly, as of someone who is speaking (usually while very excited). She said it all in one breath, so I couldn't even catch what company her job interview is with.
See also: breath, one
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(all) in one breath

Fig. spoken very rapidly, usually while one is very excited. Ann said all in one breath, "Hurry, quick! The parade is coming!" Jane was in a play, and she was so excited that she said her whole speech in one breath.
See also: breath, one
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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