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    Hi, i just joined today.

    how many expressions are there that have the same meaning as: "i hope my words don't go to waste"?

    thanks

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    I hope my words don't fall on deaf ears.

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    What are these saying mean ?
    And are they same meaning .. or not ?

    regard .

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    If your words fall on deaf ears, no one listens to you.

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    yeah, get it !

    Thanks a lot .
    Last edited by Omar!; 07-Dec-2006 at 10:55.

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    Default Re: words wasted

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If your words fall on deaf ears, no one listens to you.
    This is probably what the original post probably means by words going to waste. The focus is on the listeners.

    If you want to concentrate on the speaker (the disappointment at your words having no effect), you say 'I might as well have saved my breath':

    I kept telling them not to go near the edge, but I might as well have saved my breath.


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    tell me what you got??

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