English version

have/take a breather

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhave/take a breatherhave/take a breatherinformalPAUSE to stop what you are doing for a short time in order to rest, especially when you are exercising breather
Examples from the Corpus
have/take a breatherTake your skis off and have a breather.Regroup and take a breather at midday.He was not digging at all now but taking a breather, evidently.When the last Demon's dead, take a breather before the celebrations start.Main picture: The female takes a breather.Gilts, after four days of rising quotations, softened an eighth as the pound took a breather.A party of skylarks were taking a breather from their incessant high-rise singing to indulge in an early-morning splashing.
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