Meaning of “breathe easier” in the English Dictionary

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"breathe easier" in British English

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breathe easier

to be able to relax, especially after a difficult or dangerous event:

The waves were very big, and we all breathed a little easier when we finally sailed back to shore.

(Definition of “breathe easier” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breathe easier" in American English

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breathe easier

to be able to relax esp. after a difficult or dangerous event:

The waves were very big, and we all breathed a little easier when we finally sailed back to shore.

(Definition of “breathe easier” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)