say a great deal about (someone or something)(redirected from say a great deal about)
say a great deal about (someone or something)
To be very indicative or exemplary of someone or something; to reveal a great deal about someone's or something's traits. Anyone can be a gracious winner, but the way you handle yourself when you lose says a great deal about your character. I think it says a great deal about him that he would rather protect his profits than help his brother-in-law get a small business off the ground.
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it, etc. says a ˈlot, ˈmuch, etc. about/for somebody/something (that...)something reveals a lot, etc. about somebody’s/something’s qualities, personality, etc: It says much about the high quality of these instruments that many of them are still in use today. ♢ The kind of car you drive says a great deal about you.
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