tell (one) about (someone or something)

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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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I know I have to tell somebody about this, but I don't know if I'm ready for that.
I know I have to tell somebody about this but I don't know if I'm ready for that.
If I was approached by anybody, I would certainly tell somebody about it," he added.
A HM Coastguard spokesman said: "We would advise anybody who is walking alone in such circumstances to tell somebody about their plans, especially if they are not familiar with the area."
I think the first step is to tell somebody about what you're doing.