say a lot about (something)

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say a lot about (something)

To be very indicative of something. Anyone can be a gracious winner, but the way you handle yourself when you lose says a lot about your character.
See also: lot, say

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.
See also: say, somebody, something