mutter (something) under (one's) breath

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mutter (something) under (one's) breath

To murmur something in such a soft, quiet voice that others cannot hear it distinctly. (Said especially of rude, unpleasant, complaining, or impertinent remarks.) I could hear Bill muttering something under his breath on the way back to his desk after his annual review. Don't you dare mutter curse words under your breath at me, young lady!
See also: breath, mutter
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No need to double-check that, I mutter under my breath.
But I've done nothing more than mutter under my breath or dart dirty looks in the direction of my ill-mannered sources.
Maybe you should have tried disciplining them yourself 10 years ago," I mutter under my breath as they moan about the latest awful injustice to befall Junior.
My eyes get cloudy as I mutter under my breath, "May God bless you, lady.
I turn my head so they can't see my face and start to mutter under my breath while panic sets in.
None of your bloody business whether I'm married or not', I want to mutter under my breath.