a wind or current of air, especially a light or moderate one.
a wind of 4–31 miles per hour (2–14 m/sec).
Informal. an easy task; something done or carried on without difficulty:
Finding people to join in the adventure was a breeze.
Chiefly British Informal. a disturbance or quarrel.
(of the wind) to blow a breeze (usually used impersonally with it as subject):
It breezed from the west all day.
to move in a self-confident or jaunty manner:
She breezed up to the police officer and asked for directions.
Informal. to proceed quickly and easily; move rapidly without intense effort (often followed by along, into, or through):
He breezed through the task. The car breezed along the highway.
to cause to move in an easy or effortless manner, especially at less than full speed:
The boy breezed the horse around the track.
breeze in, Slang.
to win effortlessly:
He breezed in with an election plurality of 200,000.
Also, breeze into/out.to move or act with a casual or careless attitude:
He breezed out without paying attention to anyone.
breeze up, Atlantic States. to become windy.
shoot / bat the breeze, Slang.
to converse aimlessly; chat.
to talk nonsense or exaggerate the truth:
He likes to shoot the breeze, so don’t take everything he says seriously.
a gentle or light wind
(meteorol) a wind of force two to six inclusive on the Beaufort scale
(informal) an easy task or state of ease: being happy here is a breeze
(informal, mainly Brit) a disturbance, esp a lively quarrel
(informal) shoot the breeze, to chat
to move quickly or casually: he breezed into the room
(of wind) to blow: the south wind breezed over the fields
an archaic or dialect name for the gadfly
ashes of coal, coke, or charcoal used to make breeze blocks
An easy task; anything easy; cinch, cakewalk (1920s+ Baseball)
: They had a breeze today at Ossining
To go or move rapidly and easily: to breeze through work/ I breezed out (1907+)
To escape from prison (1940s+ Prison)
Arrive in a casual way, as in She breezed in, two hours late. This phrase transfers the blowing of a light wind to human entrances. [ ; c. 1900 ]
Win easily, as in A fine golfer, he breezed in first. This usage at first alluded to horse racing but soon was transferred to more general use. [ c. 1900 ]
In addition to the idiom beginning with
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