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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What has become regular territory for Wrexham for the past three seasons is fast becoming a word that dare not be muttered under your breath Many say the league table only begins to take shape after a dozen or so games.
TODAY is all about speaking up where previously you could have muttered under your breath, taking action where you jogged on the spot.