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a breath of fresh air meaning

  "a breath of fresh air" in a sentence
  • 1. A short excursion in the open air
    2. Any refreshing and invigorating change

  • [American slang]
    1. Lit. an influx of air that is not stale or smelly, especially from outdoors.
      You look ill, John. What you need is a breath of fresh air.
    2. Fig. a portion of air that is not "contaminated" with unpleasant people or situations. (This is a sarcastic version of 1.)
       You people are disgusting. I have to get out of here and get a breath of fresh air.
      I believe I'll go get a breath of fresh air. The intellectual atmosphere in here is stif ling.
    3. Fig. a new, fresh, and imaginative approach (to something). (Usually with like.)
      Sally, with all her wonderful ideas, is a breath of fresh air.
      The decor in this room is like a breath of fresh air.

Examples

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  1. her smile is a breath of fresh air in this gloomy office.
  2. i did not need to go out but i wanted a breath of fresh air.
  3. i'm just going out for a breath of fresh air
  4. lovely . you'll be a breath of fresh air
  5. mary : i'm going to go outside for a breath of fresh air

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