Definition of “huff and puff” - English Dictionary


“huff and puff” in English

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huff and puff

to breathe loudly, usually after physical exercise:

We were huffing and puffing by the time we'd climbed to the top of the hill.

informal disapproving to complain loudly and express disapproval:

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)