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English definition of “waste your breath”

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waste your breath

If you waste your breath, you spend time and energy trying to give advice that is ignored: Honestly, you're wasting your breath - he doesn't want to hear what anyone else has got to say.
Translations of “waste your breath”
in Chinese (Traditional) 白費唇舌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 白费唇舌…
(Definition of waste your breath from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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