Definition of 'breathing space'
Example sentences containing 'breathing space'
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He is not ready to make the commitment so give him some breathing space. The Sun (2016)He also called for clarity on whether the government would seek transitional arrangements to give businesses more breathing space before a new system is implemented. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You have the confidence to give a love relationship the breathing space it needs. The Sun (2010)It will give the injured ones some breathing space. The Sun (2009)You also give a relationship breathing space. The Sun (2008)You are wise enough to give a relationship the breathing space it needs. The Sun (2009)This has given it breathing space but growth is likely to be flat for the foreseeable future. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Love gets stronger now you have the confidence to give a relationship the breathing space it needs. The Sun (2013)Love thrives now you give a partnership breathing space. The Sun (2013)Finding time for your own interests could give a love relationship the breathing space it needs. The Sun (2010)Being confident enough to give a relationship breathing space helps love reach its potential. The Sun (2011)And the government balance sheet needed the breathing space to deal with the aftermath of the crash. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You are smarter about love and spending time on your own interests gives a relationship the breathing space it needs. The Sun (2008)The sound needs more breathing space. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you are in love, you are smart enough to give a relationship breathing space. The Sun (2009)And taking time for your own projects gives a relationship breathing space - but makes time together so rewarding. The Sun (2014)Spending time on your own interests gives a relationship breathing space, which makes time together all the more rewarding. The Sun (2011)You have a much more relaxed approach to love - giving a relationship breathing space makes the time you spend together more rewarding. The Sun (2013)Being ill can give you a breathing space, a time to take stock of who you are and where you are going. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)The German Government has a short political breathing space. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This would buy Greece a breathing space, time to implement some of the tax rises and spending cuts at a pace that is politically and socially practicable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Translations for 'breathing space'
British English: breathing space NOUN
A breathing space is a short period of time between two activities in which you can recover from the first activity and prepare for the second one.
Firms need a breathing space if they are to recover.
Definition of breathing space from the Collins English Dictionary
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