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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.
Translations of “save your breath”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不值得浪費唇舌、花費力氣, 不必對牛彈琴…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不值得浪费口舌, 不必对牛弹琴…
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