tell about

tell (one) about (someone or something)

1. To speak or relate information to one about someone or something. So, tell me about your job. The police wanted me to tell them about my friends.
2. To give one an indication of or insight into what someone or something is like. The way a person dresses can tell you a lot about them. What does this paragraph tell us about the author's use of metaphor?
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tell someone about someone or something

to give information to someone about someone or something. Please tell me about Wallace. You were going to tell me about the old neighborhood.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
He mentioned several persons who had a share in the settlement of our country, and who would be well worthy of remembrance, if we could find room to tell about them all.
Some stories tell about greediness, selfishness, or boastfulness and show the correct way that people should treat one another and other beings in the world.
Few writers tell about the traditional and changing roles of American Indian women who have adapted to Euroamerican culture while at the same time perpetuating Native American values.
What use is celebrating if one cannot tell about it?