breathing space(redirected from breathing spaces)
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1. enough area to permit freedom of movement: the country gives us some breathing space.
2. a pause for rest, etc: a coffee break was their only breathing space.
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1. Also called breath′ing spell`. an opportunity to rest or think.
2. sufficient space in which to move, work, etc.Also called breath′ing room`.
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|Noun||1.||breathing space - a short respite|
|2.||breathing space - sufficient room for easy breathing or movement; "moved to the country to find breathing room"|
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