take a breather

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Verb1.take a breather - take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
intermit, pause, break - cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"
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As 2002 rolls into 2003, you can be sure AMERICAN FORESTS will not take a breather from its commitment to keep working on behalf of trees and forests.
He took care of some business and he had time to put things into perspective, to take a breather.
From time to time we have suggested that short term traders might want to take a breather from this market but long term investors shouldn't even blink an eye.