catch one's breath

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Synonyms for catch one's breath

take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

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At times, it feels difficult to catch one's breath.
This evening's vigorous menuetto was apparently not meant for dancing, with scant time to catch one's breath after the trio.
Things are no longer moving along at the break-neck pace they were last year, but the slight hesitation is welcome, one can catch one's breath.
Such triggers cause the muscles surrounding the airways to contract, leading to an inability to catch one's breath.