breath

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breath

1. the intake and expulsion of air during respiration
2. the air inhaled or exhaled during respiration
3. a single respiration or inhalation of air, etc

What does it mean when you dream about breath?

Many people have problems breathing during sleep, even if they do not have full-blown apnea, and this can be reflected in one’s dream life. If not an apnea symptom, holding one’s breath in a dream represent an expression of will, or repressing one’s anxieties or emotions. Breathing is also central to an unusually large number of idioms: “a breath of fresh air,” “a waste of breath,” “take your breath away,” “catch your breath,” “out of breath,” and the like, any one of which could find expression in one’s dreams.

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The defending champions were a goal down before they had hardly drawn breath.
When prop Ryan Harford crossed after collecting Kristian Baller's floated pass, Ponty had put 17 points on the board before poor Ammanford had drawn breath, although they did manage a penalty by Craig Maloney to stem the visitors' points rush.
A cold night's rest, a deep drawn breath,/A last Log on the fire.