Meaning of “heave a sigh of relief” in the English Dictionary

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"heave a sigh of relief" in British English

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heave a sigh of relief

to suddenly feel very happy because something unpleasant has not happened or has ended:

We both heaved a sigh of relief when she left.

(Definition of “heave a sigh of relief” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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