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Difference between Catch one’s breath and Get one’s breath again

catch one’s breath—be affected by a sudden emotion such as fear, excitement, etc.:

  • To the rocketing bound of a good free horse you catch your breath, thankfully, happily.

get one’s breath again—be relieved after exertion, excitement, etc.:

  • The work goes on until Friday night, and then the break which gives one time to get one’s breath again.