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tell me

Also, tell me about it. I know, I agree with you, as in Since the layoffs I have been overloaded with work-Tell me! or We had a hard time finding the place.-Tell me about it! It took me all morning. Identical to a literal request to be told about something, this expression must be distinguished from it by the context and the speaker's tone. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]
See also: tell
References in classic literature ?
You might tell me all about it, Sara," I insinuated.
Let me hear from you at once, and tell me all that you think about it.
I know how you will look, and I can almost hear the voice in which you would tell me on the Iron Bridge.
But anyhow, now that you've eased your mind, Jim, put on a smile and tell me something interesting,' Well, there it was.
Well, it's very good of you to have bothered to come out and tell me,' said Lady Wetherby.
I cannot let her watch for ME in vain, till I have done my best: then tell me where the Fire-Spirits dwell, and I will ask of them the flame that shall give life to the little child and such great happiness to the sad, lonely mother: tell me the path, and let me go.
When we were together he began to talk very gravely to me, and to tell me he did not bring me there to betray me; that his passion for me would not suffer him to abuse me; that he resolved to marry me as soon as he came to his estate; that in the meantime, if I would grant his request, he would maintain me very honourably; and made me a thousand protestations of his sincerity and of his affection to me; and that he would never abandon me, and as I may say, made a thousand more preambles than he need to have done.
To tell me that he was dead - to let him live out the rest of his poor life in exile and alone
You tell me what to do, and whatever you say I'll do it.
Shet up yo' foolin', 'fo' I knock you side de head, en tell me 'bout de will.
Tell me, too, about all these things, oh daughter of Jove, from whatsoever source you may know them.
Of course, Penelope," he said, "I don't expect you to tell me anything which you feel that you oughtn't to.
Why doesn't he tell me himself what he has discovered?
But tell me, while we are still at peace, how or by what did you recognise the lady our mistress; and if you spoke to her, what did you say, and what did she answer?
I could not grieve when at last I made you tell me how it happened.