- the air drawn into or expelled from the lungs to provide the generative source for most speech sounds.
- the audible expiration generating voiceless speech sounds, as (p), (k), (sh), etc.
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Idioms for breath
Origin of breath
OTHER WORDS FROM breathin·ter·breath, adjective
Words nearby breath
British Dictionary definitions for in the same breath
Word Origin for breath
Medical definitions for in the same breath
Idioms and Phrases with in the same breath (1 of 2)
Also, in one breath. At or almost at the same time. For example, Ed complains about having too much homework and in the same breath talks about going out every night, or The twins said, in one breath, “More cake, please.” [Mid-1800s]
not in the same breath. Not to be compared. For example, Karen's a good runner, but you can't speak of her in the same breath as an Olympic athlete. Also see in the same league.
Idioms and Phrases with in the same breath (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with breath
- breathe down someone's neck
- breathe easy
- breathe life into
- breathe one's last
- breathing space
- breath of fresh air
- catch one's breath
- hold one's breath
- in the same breath
- out of breath
- save one's breath
- take one's breath away
- under one's breath
- waste one's breath
- with bated breath