Definition of tell tales in English:

tell tales


  • Gossip about or reveal another person's secrets or wrongdoings.

    ‘she sparked a family row after telling tales about her mother on a TV show’
    • ‘Indeed, people love to gossip and to tell tales.’
    • ‘Robert and Kitty are deputizing Isaac to sling some mud at the man telling tales on Robert, and stop the story from spreading.’
    inform, inform against, inform on, act as an informer, tell tales, tell tales on, sneak, sneak on, report, give away, be disloyal, be disloyal to, sell out, stab in the back
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