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Meaning of “waste your breath” in the English Dictionary

"waste your breath" in British English

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waste your breath

If you waste ​yourbreath, you ​spendtime and ​energytrying to give ​advice that is ​ignored: Honestly, you're ​wastingyourbreath - he doesn't ​want to ​hear what anyone ​else has got to say.
(Definition of waste your breath from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"waste your breath" in American English

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waste your breath

to say something that will ​likely be ​ignored: Don’t waste ​yourbreatharguing with him.
(Definition of waste your breath from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “waste your breath”
in Chinese (Simplified) 白费唇舌…
in Chinese (Traditional) 白費唇舌…
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