Meaning of not breathe a word in English:

not breathe a word

phrase

  • Remain silent about something secret.

    ‘they would never breathe a word of anything that happened on that fateful night’
    • ‘That boy doesn't breathe a word about you.’
    • ‘You didn't breathe a word about bringing him along.’
    • ‘Please don't breathe a word to anybody else about this, I don't want it coming out.’
    • ‘He should have told shareholders the bad news, but he didn't breathe a word to anybody.’
    • ‘My father had caught up with the two of them, but he didn't breathe a word for two days afterwards.’