tell me

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tell me

Also, tell me about it. I know, I agree with you, as in Since the layoffs I have been overloaded with workTell me! or We had a hard time finding the place.Tell me about it! It took me all morning. Identical to a literal request to be told about something, this expression must be distinguished from it by the context and the speaker's tone. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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