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save your breath

informal
used to say that it is not worth talking to someone because they will not listen to you: I don't know why I bother speaking to him - 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…
(Definition of save your breath from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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