huff and puff

idiom

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.

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“Huff and puff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huff%20and%20puff. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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