huff and puff
Definition of huff and puff
1 : to breathe in a loud and heavy way because of physical effort He was huffing and puffing when he got to the top of the stairs.
2 : to show one is annoyed or angry She'll huff and puff for a while, but she'll calm down later.
Word by Word Definitions
: to emit puffs (as of breath or steam)
: to proceed with labored breathing
: to make empty threats : bluster
: a usually peevish and transitory spell of anger or resentment
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