Her breath smelled of garlic.
Then I felt someone's breath on my shoulder... (First Certificate in English; B2; Polish)
He burst into the room, red-faced and out of breath.
I find that shopping is very good exercise too! By the time you have completed the whole High Street, you will be out of breath. (First Certificate in English; B2; Thai)
How long can you hold your breath under water?
My heart was beating fast. I was holding my breath. (First Certificate in English; B2; French)
The view from the window took my breath away.
The landscape just takes your breath away sometimes. (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)
Take a deep breath and relax.
But if you took a deep breath after reading the question, don't worry. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)
Let's stop here and catch our breath.
Unfortunately, the rooms we stayed in were on the 4th floor. The older people couldn't catch their breath when they finally arrived there! (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; German)
He was muttering curses under his breath.
"We must have taken a wrong turn somewhere..." he kept muttering under his breath. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Spanish)
I waited with bated breath as the results were read out.
Nevertheless, a huge number of scientists carrying out very useful research, [and] composers, actors, [and] artists making us watch their creations with bated breath, do not earn [as much] money as a lot of outstanding sportsmen do. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Russian)
Having Eve around has been a breath of fresh air.
The final suggestion is focused on building a leisure centre. Should this be everything the Town Council has promised, it will bring a breath of fresh air. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Greek)
While the leaders negotiated, the world held its breath.
They, the critics, the fans and friends and his wife, held their breath and crossed their fingers, hoping to once again hear his enchanting voice. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Danish)