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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In fact, it is hard to catch one's breath as it progresses.
There's a midway break to catch one's breath (several couples heading outside together for a cigarette, which bodes well for their chances!) before the final few rounds commence.
This retelling has its dark moments, some violence and murder and certainly makes one catch one's breath on occasion.
At times, it feels difficult to catch one's breath.
It's grueling to reach the pinnacle and, once there, it can be very hard to even catch one's breath.