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

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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)
Translations of “in the same breath”
in Chinese (Simplified) 同时,紧接着(指同时说出两件相抵触的事)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同時,緊接著(指同時説出兩件相抵觸的事)…
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