Meaning of “breathe/say a word” in the English Dictionary

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"breathe/say a word" in British English

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breathe/say a word

to tell other people about something:

Don't say a word about the accident to my mother.
If you breathe a word of this to anyone, I'll be really upset.

(Definition of “breathe/say a word” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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