not tell a soul(redirected from doesn't tell a soul)
don't tell a soul
Don't reveal this information to anyone else. Greg got the promotion, but don't tell a soul—the boss will officially announce it later today.
not tell a soul
To not reveal some confidential information to a single other person. Often spoken as a command or a promise. I heard Greg is getting fired, but don't tell a soul—I don't think even he knows yet. I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to pry! I won't tell a soul!
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Don't tell a soul.
Please do not tell anyone this gossip. Bill: Is your brother getting married? Sally: Yes, but don't tell a soul. It's a secret. Mary: Can you keep a secret? John: Sure. Mary: Don't tell a soul, but Tom is in jail.
not tell a (living) soul
not to reveal something to anyone. Your secret is safe with me. I won't tell a living soul. Promise you won't tell a soul, but I'm engaged.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.