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Wasting Your Breath ( wasting time talking because that person is not listening ... )

"Wasting Your Breath"

You are "wasting your breath" when you are wasting time speaking.

Example: "You can tell him not to do it, but you are just wasting your breath. He will do it anyway."

Your words will not result in actions when you are "wasting your breath".

Example: "I told you to move your car." Reply: "You are wasting your breath. I am not doing it."

If you are talking but people are not listening, you are "wasting your breath".

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