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    SYNONYM

    His older brother, who was at the table reading the funnies, mimicked, "Oh, I'm so proud of you, my son," under his breath.
    What does the phrase "under his breath" mean?
    thanks

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    Re: SYNONYM

    Say something quietly so that other people can not hear you. The verb which is usually used with the idiom is mutter.

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    Re: SYNONYM

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    His older brother, who was at the table reading the funnies, mimicked, "Oh, I'm so proud of you, my son," under his breath.
    What does the phrase "under his breath" mean?
    thanks
    It means the father is extremely satisfied with his son. his son is his life

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    Re: SYNONYM

    The sentence is about the elder brother and as he is mimicking the father, he is most likely being sarcastic.

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