tell another story

tell another story

To give an account or provide information that differs from or conflicts with what someone else has said. The company's official statement would lead you to believe his resignation was voluntary, but he's been telling another story in recent interviews. He claims the albums has done exceptionally well, but these sales charts tell another story.
See also: another, story, tell

tell a ˈdifferent, aˈnother, etc. tale/story

give some information that is different from what you expect or have been told: She sounded very calm, but her face told a different story.
See also: story, tale, tell
References in classic literature ?
Now, Grandfather remembered that Charley had galloped away upon a stick in the midst of the narrative of poor Lady Arbella, and I know not whether he would have thought it worth while to tell another story merely to gratify such an inattentive auditor as Charley.