Breathing-space



Also called breathing spell. an opportunity to rest or think.
sufficient space in which to move, work, etc.:
The train was so crowded that there was hardly breathing space.
noun
enough area to permit freedom of movement: the country gives us some breathing space
a pause for rest, etc: a coffee break was their only breathing space
Room or time in which to breathe, as in In that crowded hall, there was hardly any breathing space. Previously this term was put as breathing room. [ Mid-1600s ]
A rest or pause. For example, I can’t work at this all day; I need some breathing space. This usage replaced the earlier breathing while. [ Mid-1600s ]

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