Meaning of “save your breath” in the English Dictionary

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"save your breath" in British English

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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 even try to talk to him - I might as well save my breath.

(Definition of “save your breath” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"save your breath" in American English

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save your breath

to not say anything:

I don’t know why I bother trying to explain this to you – I might as well save my breath.

(Definition of “save your breath” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)