catch your breath also get your breath (back)
hold your breath
take a breath
a breath of air
- Her breath reeked of garlic.
- I heard his breath rasping in his chest.
- The disease may cause cold sweating, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath .
- She paused to get her breath back and then carried on jogging.
- It's terribly smoky in here - I'm just going out for a breath of fresh air.