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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “waste your breath”

waste your breath

If you waste your breath, you spend time and energy trying to give advice which is ignored
白费唇舌
Honestly, you're wasting your breath - he doesn't want to hear what anyone else has got to say.
说实话,你在白费唇舌——他不想听其他任何人要说什么。
Giving advice
(Definition of waste your breath from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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