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A release of stress through breathing motions.
(idiomatic) A reassurance or support, something that reduces stress from an arduous activity.
The lights came on and he breathed a sigh of relief.
She held her breath while she tugged at the window, letting it out in a sigh of relief when the sash lifted quietly.
She breathed a sigh of relief.
She let out a sigh of relief.
Betsy and I breathed a sigh of relief.
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