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breathing spacenoun [U or S]

uk   us   ( US also breathing room)
a ​period of rest from a ​busy or difficult ​situation in ​order to get your ​energy back or give you more ​time to ​think about what to do next: Troubled ​companies have a 28-day breathing ​space in which they can ​reorganise their affairs.allow/give sb some breathing space The ​change of ​date gives the two ​sides some breathing ​space to ​strike a last ​minutedeal.
(Definition of breathing space from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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