[Motivation] 
인생의 큰 행복 중 하나는 신선한 공기를 듬뿍 마시는 것이다.
신선한 공기를 들이마시게 되면 말라있던 영혼이 되살아나고, 에너지가 재충전되고, 기분이 좋아진다.
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살다보면 이런 “신선한 공기” 같은 사물 또는 사람들을 만날 때 있다.
“남들과 다른고, 기분이 좋아지게” 만드는 그런 무엇을..미국사람들은 a breath of fresh air와 자주 비교하는데…
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[Phrase]
a breath of fresh air
[Definition] someone or something that is new and different and makes everything seem more exciting
[From Movies & TV Shows]
  • Well, Nash, Ralph Wiggum is a breath of fresh air for a country hungry for a change of air. (Simpson)
  • He’s a breath of fresh air. Not like all these lvy League snobs you’ve been prancing around all day. (Frasier)
  • You’re a breath of fresh air. Absolutely amazing. Ahh! He is the best of the best. (AMerica’s Got Talent)
  • He is merry, spirited, voluble-a breath of fresh air. (Sense and Sensibility)
  • Maybe a breath of fresh air is just what my family needs … (Bean)
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[From News]
  • we hope our unique brand of low fares and inventive service will be a breath of fresh air for Philadelphians (Bloomberg)
  • Its a breath of fresh air in the stale movie business, where the same cliched but safe stories and characters are recycled. (Economist)
  • “Getting away from the city was not just a breath of fresh air for me,” she said recently. “It was a geography, history, economics, agriculture and sociology lesson all rolled into one.” (NYT)
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[From Twitter]
  • ‘Nicola Sturgeon is the most impressive politician in the UK, her sincerity & humanity are like a breath of fresh air.’
  • And you walked in like a breath of fresh air. The world around us melted away
  • “You were like a breath of fresh air. It’s like I was drowning and you saved me”
[Video]
  • So a few years after this event, I leave Ghana on a scholarship 
    to go to Swarthmore College for my education. 
    It was a breath of fresh air.
[Meta & Context]
  • Is it a slang? No
  • Can I use it in the email? : Yes
  • Can I use it in the formal setting?: Yes
  • Frequency : 은근 자주 쓰인다.
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Source: Davies, Mark. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 450 million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/

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