tell its own tale


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tell its own tale

To clearly demonstrate or indicate the truth about what happened. The police aren't saying what the cause of death is yet, but the smoldering car told its own tale. You can pretend to be happy all you like, but the sadness in your eyes tells its own tale.
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tell its ˈown tale/story

explain or show something, without the need of any more explanations or comment: The burned buildings and broken glass in the streets tell their own story.
See also: own, story, tale, tell