Even while sputtering out the most eye-rolling lines about his new love for the Kardashian family, he was remarkably pleasant.
In 2008, the economy was already eight months into a deep recession; in 2011, the recovery was sputtering along in very low gear.
The vast majority of the people blame the president for the sputtering economy.
We go at it with red faces, clenched fists and sputtering take-it-or-leave-its.
This time around, the sputtering economy and massive dysfunction in government have many voters hopping mad at Washington.
I can hear the sputtering of the saucepan and the fall and flap of the pieces of meat as she drops them in to fry.
Use just enough water while baking to keep the fat from sputtering.
And thus he went on, sputtering out such a parcel of big words, that I was fain to ask him what his profession was?
The Yule log was blazing and sputtering all sorts of fireworks and colors.
All her life she had been hurrying and sputtering, as if she had been born behind time and had been trying to catch up.