Meaning of “in the same breath” in the English Dictionary

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"in the same breath" in British English

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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 he treats you badly but in the same breath you tell me how much you love him!

(Definition of “in the same breath” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)