come up for air

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come up for air definition

  1. in.
    to pause for a break. : The kissers—being only human—had to come up for air eventually. , They were taking in money so fast at the box office that there wasn't a minute to come up for air.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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