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English definition of “not waste words”

not waste words

If someone does not waste words, they talk only about what is important using as few words as possible : He explained the whole system in about 30 seconds - he doesn't waste words, does he?Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
(Definition of not waste words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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