waste one's breath
phrasal to accomplish nothing by speaking

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • waste one's breath — {v. phr.} To speak or to argue with no result; do nothing by talking. * /The teacher saw that she was wasting her breath; the children refused to believe her./ * /I know what I want. You re wasting your breath./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • waste one's breath — {v. phr.} To speak or to argue with no result; do nothing by talking. * /The teacher saw that she was wasting her breath; the children refused to believe her./ * /I know what I want. You re wasting your breath./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • waste one's breath — phrasal : to speak without result : accomplish nothing by speaking * * * waste one s breath To talk to no avail or profitlessly ● breath * * * I talk or give advice without effect I have better things to do than waste my breath arguing II see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • waste\ one's\ breath — v. phr. To speak or to argue with no result; do nothing by talking. The teacher saw that she was wasting her breath; the children refused to believe her. I know what I want. You re wasting your breath …   Словарь американских идиом

  • waste one's breath — speak pointlessly without the desired results He is very stubborn and you are wasting your breath to try and argue with him …   Idioms and examples

  • waste one's breath — talk or give advice without effect. → breath …   English new terms dictionary

  • waste one's breath — talk to the wall, talk in vain …   English contemporary 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

  • breath — n. 1 a the air taken into or expelled from the lungs. b one respiration of air. c an exhalation of air that can be seen, smelt, or heard (breath steamed in the cold air; bad breath). 2 a a slight movement of air; a breeze. b a whiff of perfume… …   Useful english dictionary

  • breath — See: CATCH ONE S BREATH, DRAW A LONG BREATH or TAKE A LONG BREATH, HOLD ONE S BREATH, IN THE SAME BREATH, OUT OF BREATH, SAVE ONE S BREATH, SECOND WIND also SECOND BREATH, TAKE ONE S BREATH AWAY, UNDER ONE S BREATH, WASTE ONE S BREATH …   Dictionary of American idioms

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