curse under (one's) breath

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curse under (one's) breath

To utter obscene or blasphemous remarks in a very soft or indistinct voice, such that others are unable to hear or understand them clearly. Steven stormed away from his parents and into his room, cursing under his breath the whole way. My dad spent nearly an hour cursing under his breath as he tried to fix the engine on the side of the road.
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Some will be cursing under their breath asking where they went wrong in life why the leaders care only for themselves and when the next meal will come from.
"I saw people cursing under their breath and some didn't come in some days because they couldn't take it.
The vendors are silently cursing under their breath. No one is putting the issue on the table and discussing it."
"The fine people" (cursing under their breaths) express great sympathy and agree, of course, to free "the fine young man" from his obligation.
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