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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)
Translations of “breathe/say a word”
in Chinese (Simplified) 告诉别人,讲出去…
in Chinese (Traditional) 告訴別人,講出去…
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