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Meaning of “breathe easier” in the English Dictionary

"breathe easier" in British English

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breathe easier

to be ​able to ​relax, ​especially after a ​difficult or ​dangerousevent: The ​waves were very ​big, and we all ​breathed a little ​easier when we ​finallysailed 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 ​dangerousevent: The ​waves were very ​big, and we all breathed a little ​easier when we ​finallysailed back to ​shore.
(Definition of breathe easier from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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