save one's breath

save one's breath
remain silent because talking will do no good

You may as well save your breath and not talk to her as she never believes you anyway.


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  • save one's breath — {v. phr.}, {informal} To keep silent because talking will not help; not talk because it will do no good. * /Save your breath; the boss will never give you the day off./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • save one's breath — {v. phr.}, {informal} To keep silent because talking will not help; not talk because it will do no good. * /Save your breath; the boss will never give you the day off./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • save one's breath — To refrain from pointless talk • • • Main Entry: ↑breath * * * I stop wasting time in futile talk save your breath; I know all about it II [often in imperative] not bother to say something because it is pointless …   Useful english dictionary

  • save one's breath — ► save one s breath not bother to say something pointless. Main Entry: ↑save …   English terms dictionary

  • save one's breath — verb To refrain from speech. If youre going to start in on me about coming back into the company save your breath. Theres no room here for me and you know it …   Wiktionary

  • save\ one's\ breath — v. phr. informal To keep silent because talking will not help; not talk because it will do no good. Save your breath; the boss will never give you the day off …   Словарь американских идиом

  • save one's breath — not bother to say something pointless. → save …   English new terms dictionary

  • save — Ⅰ. save [1] ► VERB 1) keep safe or rescue from harm or danger. 2) prevent from dying. 3) (in Christian use) preserve (a soul) from damnation. 4) store up for future use. 5) Computing keep (data) by moving a copy to a storage location. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • breath — [breth] n. [ME breth < OE bræth, odor, exhalation < IE base * bher , well up > FERMENT, BARM, BROOD] 1. air taken into the lungs and then let out 2. the act of breathing; respiration 3. the power to breathe easily and naturally [to get… …   English World dictionary

  • breath — n. 1) to draw, take a breath 2) to catch; hold one s breath 3) to get one s breath back 4) to lose one s breath 5) a deep; long breath (she took a deep breath) 6) out of breath ( breathless ) 7) (misc.) to spare, save one s breath ( to avoid a… …   Combinatory dictionary

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