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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Mutter under your breath until you furiously give up, find a reason to blame the children for this failure (you didn't stand still enough
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YOU MIGHT POINT YOUR FINGER AT THEM, MUTTER UNDER YOUR BREATH, HOPE AND CROSS YOUR FINGERS, BUT YOU STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM.