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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References in classic literature ?
If you can snare him and hold him tight, he will tell you about your voyage, what courses you are to take, and how you are to sail the sea so as to reach your home.
In this book I am going to tell you about a few of our greatest story-tellers and their books.
Well, I must tell you about the three, but you must keep it a secret, dear, from every one except, of course, Jonathan.
Most churches don't know they're giving off "go away" signals, but most singles can tell you about them if asked.
"Judge, did we tell you about her problems with memory?" my lawyer almost begged.
"Look, son, I want to tell you about some things that you might find hard to understand at first.