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English definition of “save your breath”

save your breath

informal
used to say that it is not worth talking to someone because they will not listen to you: I don't know why I bother speaking to him - I might as well save my breath.Falling silent and not speaking
(Definition of save your breath from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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