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hitinvo

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