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    Save it!

    Is "Save it!" (meaning "stop talking" / "shut up") mainly American or is it also used in British English?

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    Re: Save it!

    Well, I can't say that I am current with all the popular expressions/jargon and although I have never heard "Save it" to express those meanings, in the proper context/situation I would understand it to convey those meanings

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    #3

    Re: Save it!

    I'm not sure when they started saying it but people do say it in Britain.

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    Re: Save it!

    I can see it used as in "Save your breath for someone who cares" or "Save your lies for someone who might believe you" but just as "Save it!" -- that doesn't sound very natural to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Save it!

    Or the cop telling the apprehended criminal "save it for the judge."

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