short of breath

short of breath
short of breath phrase
finding it difficult to breathe

I was short of breath after climbing the stairs to her flat.

Thesaurus: describing or relating to breathinghyponym
Main entry: short

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short of breath
◇ If you are short of breath, it is difficult for you to breathe.

He is overweight and gets short of breath [=out of breath] just walking to his car.

She was short of breath and unable to talk after her run.

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Main Entry:short

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