One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Talk or give advice without effect.‘I have better things to do than waste my breath arguing’
- ‘He was bound to find out about my problem eventually, so why waste my breath when it was not needed?’
- ‘I will explain to you, but there is no point in wasting my breath unless you answer me one simple question.’
- ‘He wanted to tell them how wrong they all were but he felt like he would be wasting his breath.’
- ‘So quit wasting your breath, forget her and move out of my way.’
- ‘You shouldn't have wasted your breath on them.’
- ‘But they're wasting their breath, we're not about to sacrifice the principles we cherish.’
- ‘Stop wasting your breath and drive or else I'll do it myself!’
- ‘She didn't bother wasting her breath on droning polite words to sound sophisticated.’
- ‘You silently curse, but it's no use, you're just wasting your breath; no one can control Mother Nature.’
- ‘I tried to explain the spellchecker to her, but after a few seconds I realized I was wasting my breath.’
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