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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.
save your breath
to not say anything She figured that they might as well save their breath - her mind was made up.
save (one's) breath
To refrain from a futile appeal or effort: Save your breath; you can't dissuade them.