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Save one's breath

Fig. to refrain from talking, explaining, or arguing. There is no sense in trying to convince her. Save your breath. Tell her to save her breath. He won't listen to her.
See also: breath, save

save your breath

to not say anything She figured that they might as well save their breath - her mind was made up.
See also: breath, save

save (one's) breath

To refrain from a futile appeal or effort: Save your breath; you can't dissuade them.
See also: breath, save