don't tell me

idiom

1
used to request that someone not give one information because one wants to guess what it is
"I know the answer." "Don't tell me. I want to guess."
2
informal
used to show that one already knows what someone is going to say especially because he or she often says such things
"I have a favor to ask of you." "Don't tell me—I bet you need to borrow more money, don't you?"
3
informal
used to express surprise and disappointment
"Don't tell me the concert tickets were all sold out?!" "No, I bought the last two tickets."

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“Don't tell me.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/don%27t%20tell%20me. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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