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Breath of Fresh Air

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Definition of the noun breath of fresh air

What does breath of fresh air mean as a name of something?


  1. a welcome relief
    • example: the new management was like a breath of fresh air
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic words: easing / moderation / relief = a change for the better

Alternative definition of the noun breath of fresh air


  1. [idiomatic] Something relieving, refreshing, or new.


"Breath of Fresh Air": In the 1990's, street skateboarding was on the rise, it even overshadowed the once dominant type of skateboarding called "vert" - as the preferred style. As street skating was quickly progressing, so was the small town Wasilla Alaska. By some statistics during this time frame, Wasilla was the fastest growing city in the United States. This movie tries to capture the surge of skateboarders that mirrored the growth of this frontier city during the 1990's.


"Breath of Fresh Air" is a book by Erica James.

  • genres: Fiction, Romance novel


"Breath of Fresh Air" is a composition.

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Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

breath of fresh air A moribund metaphor (see page 21). animating; arousing; bracing; enlivening; exciting; exhilarating; inspiring; inspiriting; invigorating; provoking; refreshing; rousing; stimulating; vivifying. Of what it purports to ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

a breath of fresh air a small amount of or a brief time in the fresh air. a refreshing change, especially a new person on the scene. the breath of life a thing that someone needs or depends on. Breath of life is a biblical phrase: 'And the Lord God ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre (2016)

by Patrice Pavis

Promenade performance* can involve a trajectory through a certain space or the discovery of a town by following instructions through headphones: these give the spectator a 'breath of fresh air'. Not always, it has to be said, since spectators ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill's Super-Mini American Idioms Dictionary, 2e (2007)

by Richard Spears

*a breath of fresh air 1. Fig. a portion of air that is not “conta- minated” with unpleasant people or situations. You people are disgusting.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

breath a breath of fresh air 0 a small amount ofor a brief time in the fresh air.

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

a breath of fresh air pleasantly different ♢ Selena was a talented and beautiful entertainer, a breath of fresh air in an industry full of people all trying to copy each other.

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You know when you watch old movies, it's always the small parts you remember, the character actors who come in like a breath of fresh air. (Amy Sedaris)
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