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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Just as you contemplate taking the stairs and begin muttering under your breath about inconsiderate people who monopolise the lift, the lights come on and it appears.
It beats Zumba as exercise and the noise is so loud no one can ask you for anything or hear you muttering under your breath.
I don't have time to organize," you're muttering under your breath.
Muttering under your breath, you retreat to your office and crank up the computer.
After all, wandering away from an unsatisfactory transaction while quietly muttering under your breath is neither satisfying nor constructive.
Every night since you got home from Cheltenham you've thrashed round the bed, lathered in sweat, muttering under your breath Wilma- something-or other.