curse (someone or something) under (one's) breath

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curse (someone or something) under (one's) breath

To say threatening, consternated, or disgruntled remarks (toward someone or something) 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 cursed under her breath. Steven stormed off to his room, cursing his parents under his breath. My dad spent nearly an hour trying to fix the engine on the side of the road, cursing the broken-down truck under his breath the whole time.
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When I shout at you for spilling your milkshake all over the lounge floor, and bark at you for not coming off the XBox when I've told you about 700 times, and when I curse under my breath when I'm picking up the 403rd item of clothing from your bedroom floors, I still love being your mum.