tell its own tale/story

tell its own story

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 story. You can pretend to be happy all you like, but the sadness in your eyes tells its own story.
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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 own story

 and tell its own tale
Fig. [for the state of something] to indicate clearly what has happened. The upturned boat told its own tale. The fisherman had drowned. The girl's tear-stained face told its own story.
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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