save your breath Meaning in the Cambridge 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 ​worthtalking to someone because they will not ​listen to you: I don't ​know why I ​eventry 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 ​bothertrying 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)
Translations of “save your breath”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不值得浪费口舌, 不必对牛弹琴…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不值得浪費唇舌、花費力氣, 不必對牛彈琴…
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