Meaning of “not waste words” in the English Dictionary

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"not waste words" in British English

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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?

(Definition of “not waste words” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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