draw\ a\ long\ breath

• draw a long breath
• take a long breath
v. phr.
To breathe deeply when getting ready to speak or act.

Father asked who broke the window. Jim drew a long breath and admitted that he had done it.

The salesman took a long breath and started his talk.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • draw a long breath — or[take a long breath] {v. phr.} To breathe deeply when getting ready to speak or act. * /Father asked who broke the window. Jim drew a long breath and admitted that he had done it./ * /The salesman took a long breath and started his talk./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw a long breath — or[take a long breath] {v. phr.} To breathe deeply when getting ready to speak or act. * /Father asked who broke the window. Jim drew a long breath and admitted that he had done it./ * /The salesman took a long breath and started his talk./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ a\ long\ breath — • draw a long breath • take a long breath v. phr. To breathe deeply when getting ready to speak or act. Father asked who broke the window. Jim drew a long breath and admitted that he had done it. The salesman took a long breath and started his… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take a long breath — See: DRAW A LONG BREATH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a long breath — See: DRAW A LONG BREATH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breath — See: CATCH ONE S BREATH, DRAW A LONG BREATH or TAKE A LONG BREATH, HOLD ONE S BREATH, IN THE SAME BREATH, OUT OF BREATH, SAVE ONE S BREATH, SECOND WIND also SECOND BREATH, TAKE ONE S BREATH AWAY, UNDER ONE S BREATH, WASTE ONE S BREATH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breath — See: CATCH ONE S BREATH, DRAW A LONG BREATH or TAKE A LONG BREATH, HOLD ONE S BREATH, IN THE SAME BREATH, OUT OF BREATH, SAVE ONE S BREATH, SECOND WIND also SECOND BREATH, TAKE ONE S BREATH AWAY, UNDER ONE S BREATH, WASTE ONE S BREATH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breath — See: catch one s breath, draw a long breath or take a long breath, hold one s breath, in the same breath, out of breath, save one s breath, second wind also second breath, take one s breath away, under one s breath, waste one s breath …   Словарь американских идиом

  • breath — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deep, heavy, long, slow ▪ quick, shallow, sharp, short ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • breath — n. 1) to draw, take a breath 2) to catch; hold one s breath 3) to get one s breath back 4) to lose one s breath 5) a deep; long breath (she took a deep breath) 6) out of breath ( breathless ) 7) (misc.) to spare, save one s breath ( to avoid a… …   Combinatory dictionary


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