in the next breath


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in the next breath

(especially when speaking) In or at the very next moment or opportunity; in a very short space of time. The boss spent nearly an hour talking about how we had to cut spending in the office, but in the next breath, he was telling his secretary to upgrade his company car.
See also: breath, next