One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thing that someone needs or depends on.‘politics has been the breath of life to her for 50 years’
- ‘She hadn't done it in such a long time and she was longing for it as though it was the breath of life.’
- ‘She poured some into the cap, cupping it into her hands and inhaling its warmth as if it were the breath of life.’
- ‘In India, rice is often called the breath of life.’
- ‘Yours is the house which decides the fate of the land, the house which gives the breath of life to the people.’
- ‘The political will to use force is the breath of life of deterrence.’
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