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    Breath of fresh air

    Hello,

    Does "breath of fresh air" mean reinvigorate?

    Macron election gives a gasping EU a breath of fresh air?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Breath of fresh air

    Quote Originally Posted by Argo33 View Post
    Hello,

    Does "breath of fresh air" mean reinvigorate?

    "Macron's election gives a gasping EU a breath of fresh air?"
    It's difficult to agree that a noun phrase means a verb. But yes, a breath of fresh air can reinvigorate something that's gasping.

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    Re: Breath of fresh air

    It means that Macron was something new and different when he emerged, so the EU didn't look so stale and unexciting.

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