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huff and puff

to ​breatheloudly, usually after ​physicalexercise: We were ​huffing and ​puffing by the ​time we'd ​climbed to the ​top of the ​hill. informal disapproving to ​complainloudly and ​expressdisapproval: They ​huffed and ​puffed about the ​price but ​eventually they ​paid up.
(Definition of huff and puff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “huff and puff”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常在运动后)喘粗气, 大声抱怨,反对…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常在運動後)喘大氣, 大聲抱怨,反對…
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