A few minutes of huffing later, she opened the door.
While the sole down stairs room would have saved considerable huffing and puffing, Dean feared the smaller quarters and especially the bed would not adequately accommodate the woman's substantial mass.
A good posture and breathing exercises and huffing technique will also help with expectorating if the patient is not too frail.
much huffing & puffing made the friendly owner doubt our story about where we planned to cycle in the days to come.
They went inside, and sat down, still huffing and puffing.