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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Making the quip to players and backroom staff at Old Trafford, Ferguson joked that his retirement means that United players can finally call him names they had been muttering under their breath all these years with him at the helm.
The oval ball code boasts admirable lack of dissent with players accepting decisions and while muttering under their breath instantly move away never surrounding the official with furious indignation.
Some could be heard muttering under their breath when they didn't like what they were hearing.
Blushing furiously and muttering under their breath, the suspects turned and left, empty-handed.
Come on Zenden', the Sunderland faithful could be muttering under their breath as they watch Sky games from now on, and 'Nice one son' for every pass Teesside's first choice left-winger picks out.
Do you think if the swans went round muttering under their breath "ooh it will never last.
With no replacement available, disappointed Greens milled around, muttering under their breath.
They are awesome enough for me to want to write about even though experienced parents may yawn at the obviousness of some of my observations while quietly muttering under their breath, "Just wait until they become teen-agers