mutter (something) under (one's) breath

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mutter (something) under (one's) breath

1. To say threatening, consternated, or disgruntled remarks in a very soft or indistinct voice, such that no one else can hear or understand them clearly. "You'll get what's coming to you one of these days," Janet muttered under her breath. Steven stormed off to his room, muttering curses under his breath.
2. To say threatening, consternated, or disgruntled remarks in a very soft or indistinct voice, such that no one else can hear or understand them clearly. "You'll get what's coming to you one of these days," Janet muttered under her breath. Steven stormed off to his room, muttering curses under his breath.
See also: breath, mutter
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I struggled and muttered under my breath as I held a kicking child in the seat and then Carys just looked at me, calmed down and picked up the two buckles, held them neatly over each other and did up the buckle herself, and once again I have been outsmarted by my child.
Walking outside I muttered under my breath, "Just what I need, another interruption
By now the beads of sweat are popping out all over my forehead, the language being muttered under my breath is not for a family newspaper and every red traffic light seems to make the clock jump forward by three or four minutes.