I read a sentence in a chapter in my book which was:

And I studied hard, with all my breath and being, in a frenzy almost.

Is the highlighted phrase an established idiom. I am asking this because I didn't find any dictionary describing it and would I be wrong if I used in a casual conversation?


I'm struggling to find much on this particular phrase in this exact form. (Just 3 texts) I'm not familiar with it as such, but I think I get the gist of it.

I think it's very much akin to:

Every fibre/fiber of my being

or simply:

My entire being

In that your entire self (with no exception - including breath) is devoted to this task - no distractions whatsoever.

Entire Being

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It is not an established phrase, but it is a very evocative description. It alludes to common phrases like "to my dying breath" and "every fiber of my being".

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