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''But the housekeeper gave us permission to use the house'' he blustered.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had blustered so much about bombing that when Milosevic refused to budge, she and the United States and NATO were left with the option of losing face or carrying out the threat--even though the consequences of carrying out that threat had not yet been calculated.
"Oh dear," she blustered. "I can't remember her name...I'm not sure where she is at the moment...
Edward's Ardent Productions blustered that they had the university's "full knowledge and co-operation".