say about

say something about someone or something

 
1. to make remarks about someone or something. What did you say about me? I think that Fran must have said something about me to you.
2. to indicate or reveal something about someone or something. They all cheered. That really says something about Tom's popularity. The fact that almost no one came to his party says something about Walter, I think.
See also: say
References in classic literature ?
SOCRATES: I mean as I might say about anything; that a round, for example, is 'a figure' and not simply 'figure,' and I should adopt this mode of speaking, because there are other figures.
Say hey: The biggest victory in the Warriors' season might have come when Van Exel reported to training camp on time and without a disparaging word to say about his new team.
And what analysts say about a CEO in off-the-record, closed-door conversations with investors is often far more powerful than anything ever printed in the official reports.
But what does this newly expanding literary niche say about the changing face of black America as interracial marriages and births increase, and we make babies with growing numbers of our Latino and Asian brothers and sisters, and it becomes increasingly common to see a black child adopted by a white family?
Many lesbians who have worked hard over the past two decades to educate people about AIDS and fight for AIDS funding and treatment also have a few things to say about barebacking.
While Puck says he supports AIDS education, he still has little good to say about the foundation's namesake: "I thought, personally, he was kind of a dick.