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

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"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 fresh air 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 situation feel new, different, and exciting:

The last band was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise boring night of music.

(Definition of “a breath of fresh air” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)