Meaning of "take my breath away"

I often hear in songs the words: take my breath away

What’s the precise meanings of the above?


It’s a shame, I select the word, click bold but the word won’t be bold. Instead of that the html command will be pasted into the text.

If something takes your breath away, you find it extremely beautiful or are completely astonished/surprised by it:

- The richness of his voice and the intensity of his gaze took my breath away.

- When he mentioned the price, it took my breath away.

Hi Atilla,
That’s odd… When I quote your original text, the boldface type works… :shock:

Maybe there was some sort of little hi-tech “short circuit” in your original window …