Definition of “waste your breath” - English Dictionary

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“waste your breath” in British English

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waste your breath

If you waste your breath, you spend time and energy trying to give advice that is ignored:

Honestly, you're wasting your breath - 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 your breath arguing with him.

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

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