don't tell me


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."
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?"
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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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