American Idioms and Expressions

Able To Breathe Easily Again Idiom

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able to breathe easily again
What does able to breathe easily again mean?
to be able to relax and recover from a stressful timeMy friend was able to breathe easily again when his company did not go out of business.
able to breathe easily again
What does able to breathe easily again mean?
to be able to relax and recover from a stressful time or event My friend was able to breathe easily again when his company did not go bankrupt.

able to breathe easily again
What does able to breathe easily again mean?
to be able to relax after a busy and stressful time I was able to breathe easily again when I knew that I would not miss my flight.


Some Random Idioms
fly-by-night
What does "fly-by-night" mean?
an unreliable business or personThe new company is a fly-by-night operation.
see the light of day
What does "see the light of day" mean?
to be born, to beginI do not believe that his plans to build a new house will ever see the light of day.
become of (someone or something)
What does "become of (someone or something)" mean?
to happen to someone or something I do not know what became of my pencil.
I do not know what became of my friend from high school.

have eyes in the back of one`s head
What does "have eyes in the back of one`s head" mean?
to have the ability to know what is happening behind one's back Our teacher has eyes in the back of her head and she always knows what is going on in the classroom.

all in all
What does "all in all" mean?
in summary, after considering everything We had a few problems but all in all the meeting was successful.

close/near to (someone's) heart
What does "close/near to (someone's) heart" mean?
an idea or something that is important to you and that you care aboutThe plan to improve the downtown area was very close to the mayor's heart.
Drunker than a peach orchard boar
What does "Drunker than a peach orchard boar" mean?
Southern US expression - Very drunk, as when a boar would eat fermented peaches that have fallen from the tree.
riff
What does "riff" mean?
brief piece of music played by one musician. Nice riff. Let me hear it again.
feel out (someone) or feel (someone) out
What does "feel out (someone) or feel (someone) out" mean?
to talk or act carefully with someone in order to find out what he or she thinks I will feel out my boss this weekend about my chance for a promotion.

make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
What does "make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" mean?
to create something of value out of something of no valueThe girl is a terrible singer and she will never become better. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
go on a binge
What does "go on a binge" mean?
to eat or do too much of something My friend went on a binge and ate too much chocolate.

Black hole
What does "Black hole" mean?
If there is a black hole in financial accounts, money has disappeared.

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