catch one's breath

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Related to catch one's breath: bated, in the same breath
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Verb1.catch one's breath - 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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Venice was part of an eight-day tour of Italy I took with Globus, which allowed me to see as many sights in a limited time at just the right pace (there is always free time within the day to catch one's breath and some excursions are optional it's your choice entirely if you want to go shopping instead.
And while the rat race continues, people become so caught up in the frenzy that there isn't enough time to catch one's breath.
The series is now level with three to play but there is little time to catch one's breath, with the next encounter for opponents seemingly intent on carving every ball to or over the rope scheduled for the Ageas Bowl tomorrow.