tell its own tale


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tell its own tale

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if something tells its own tale, it shows the truth about a situation She may smile in public, but the expression in her eyes tells its own tale.
See also: tale, tell
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History seeps out of every building wall, every mausoleum, every statue erected in memory of its favourite sons; every nook and cranny of space is jostling for the right to tell its own tale.
For that reason alone, we should put quibbling aside and let the music tell its own tale.
While it's all bells and whistles on the pitch, Cork are lurching towards an uncertain future and Monday's date in the High Court will tell its own tale.