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Meaning of “a breath of fresh air” in the English Dictionary

"a breath of fresh air" in British English

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a breath of fresh air

C2 someone or something that is new and different and makes everything ​seem more ​exciting: Angela's so ​cheerful and ​lively - she's like a breath of ​freshair when she ​visits.
(Definition of a breath of fresh air from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a breath of fresh air" in American English

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a breath of fresh air

someone or something that makes a ​situationfeel new, different, and ​exciting: The last ​band was a breath of ​freshair in an ​otherwiseboringnight of ​music.
(Definition of a breath of fresh air from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a breath of fresh air”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人耳目一新的人(或物)…
in Turkish yeni bir nefes, taze soluk…
in Russian свежая струя…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人耳目一新的人(或物)…
in Polish miła odmiana…
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