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English definition of “not waste words”

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not waste words

If someone does not waste words, they talk only about what is important using as few words as possible: He explained the whole system in about 30 seconds - he doesn't waste words, does he?
Translations of “not waste words”
in Chinese (Traditional) 惜字如金, 不多費口舌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惜字如金, 不多费口舌…
(Definition of not waste words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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