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Chinese (Traditional) translation 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
不值得浪費唇舌、花費力氣;不必對牛彈琴
I don't know why I bother speaking to him - I might as well save my breath.
我不知道爲甚麽要浪費唇舌和他說話——最好還是不要對牛彈琴。
Falling silent and not speaking
(Definition of save your breath from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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