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?
See also: tell

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.
See also: tell
References in classic literature ?
I know quite well that if Ronnie has had any particularly thrilling experiences, he won't tell us about them, and I also know that your brain is packed full of secrets which nothing in the world would induce you to divulge.
When one is told nothing, one fears the worst, and when time after time the news of these small disasters reaches us piecemeal, about three weeks late, we never get rid of our forebodings, even when you tell us about victories.
"Oh, you shall tell us about the Basle picture another time; now we must have all about the execution," said Adelaida.
"Now tell us about your love affairs," said Adelaida, after a moment's pause.
'Speak up like a man, since you are a man, and tell us about yourself and this Combination.'
You said just now, that you had nothing to tell us about this business.
THIS week we talk to artist Emma Knowles who has an exhibition of her portraits at the Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead Q Tell us about your family.
We spoke to a local resident, Mr Emmerson, who came to our school to tell us about his experience of evacuation to North Yorkshire.
When asked to, "Tell us about your own experiences with edublogs," 13 of the 14 students indicated they had no experiences with edublogs.
To tell us about your pet, write to John West, Me and My Pet, Coventry Evening Telegraph, Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1FP, or e-mail with a jpeg picture to john.west@mrn.co.uk
Nor will we forget the circumstances of his death, because of what they tell us about our duty.
* Tell us about your management team, your business strategy, your unique selling proposition.
A Delicate Balance What Philosophy Can Tell Us About Terrorism
AM: Tell us about new traits coming from Pioneer and the implications for those traits here and overseas?
High cholesterol levels, says Ridker, "tell us about a person's propensity to develop plaque, but they don't tell us which plaques are likely to rupture."