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English definition of “in the same breath”

in the same breath

If you say two things in the same breath, you say two things that are so different that if one is true, the other must be false: You say you're bored and frustrated but in the same breath say you're resigned to staying in the same job.Denying and contradicting
(Definition of in the same breath from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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