English version

draw breath

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdraw breathdraw breathRESTto find time to have a rest when you are busy I’ve hardly had a moment to draw breath. draw
Examples from the Corpus
draw breathShe fought the futile urge to draw breath.In a minute, she would dare draw breath again.It must be impossible to stand up against it, he wrote, impossible to draw breath before it.She drew breath for the first time in three and a quarter hours.He drew breath hard, and stepped out from his shallow niche and stood in the centre of the walk.She flipped through the catalogue and drew breath time and again.Given unexpected control of his lungs, he spluttered and drew breaths until his body took over.Lady Thatcher never drew breath, while John Major was a good listener.
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