A pause or interval, as from work or duty
I've been taking a breather from that life.
Whether we are running a company or a carpool, when we don't take a breather and focus on our non-parent selves, our joy is too often displaced by feelings of resentment and pointless stress.
He lowered Dan into a chair outside the doctor's quarters and was about to sit for a breather when the general slapped him on the arm.
No. The coach gave us a breather.