tell all

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  • IPA(key): /ˌtɛl ˈɔːl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔːl


tell all (third-person singular simple present tells all, present participle telling all, simple past and past participle told all)

  1. (idiomatic) To reveal everything, particularly information that is normally withheld.
    The suspect told all when he saw the surveillance tapes linking him to the crime scene.
    The actress's earthy new book tells all.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see tell,‎ all.
    She told all of the news to her friends.