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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What has become regular territory for Wrexham for the past three seasons is fast becoming a word that dare not be muttered under your breath Many say the league table only begins to take shape after a dozen or so games.
TODAY is all about speaking up where previously you could have muttered under your breath, taking action where you jogged on the spot.