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

(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
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The SLP will check your breath support and control for speech--how deeply you inhale, how long you exhale, and how many words you can say in one breath unit.
Phrasing: Include more pauses for breathing rather than saying too many words in one breath.