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Idiom of the week- Breathing room/space

Posted by englishlessons on October 29, 2012

Definition:

Enough area/time to permit freedom of movement

Examples:

He was upset that his girlfriend wanted to go everywhere with him. He felt that she didn’t give him enough breathing room.

The third quarter profits gave the company breathing room to devise a new strategy for the marketplace.

Picture it:

Picture yourself in a tight, crowded space where it is difficult to move or breathe easily.

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