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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Half in five of us at least thre A survey about 10,00 carping onwasn't surprised to learn that has now become a national of Brits whine daily and one mutters under our breaths three times a day showed we spend 10,000 minutes a year - with top moans being the weather, politics, lack of sleep, work, bad customer service, money and, erm, other people moaning.