thereby hangs a tale

thereby hangs a tale

There is an interesting story associated with that; there is more to say or explain about that. You may notice the pock marks in the columns of the General Post Office, and thereby hangs a tale: In 1916, a band of rebels occupied this building in an effort to free Ireland from British rule, and these pock marks are the very same bullet holes from that fateful time. I was working as a street performer when I met my husband, and thereby hangs a very interesting tale.
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thereby hangs a tale

there is an interesting story connected with this matter. Yes, she comes in late most mornings, and thereby hangs a tale. She has a drinking problem.
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thereby hangs a tale

That detail or incident reminds one of another story, as in So he went without supper, but thereby hangs a tale. This expression, embodying the pun on tail and tale, was used by Shakespeare in at least four of his plays and presumably was well known before that. [1500s]
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