spare (someone) the details

Definition of spare (someone) the details

  1. :  to not tell someone all the unpleasant or boring details about something “I drank too much last night and got sick.” “Please, spare me the details.”

Word by Word Definitions

spareplay
  1. :  to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm

    :  to refrain from attacking or reprimanding with necessary or salutary severity

    :  to relieve of the necessity of doing or undergoing something

  1. :  not being used

    :  held for emergency use

    :  being over and above what is needed :  superfluous

  1. :  a spare tire

    :  a duplicate (such as a key or a machine part) kept in reserve

    :  the knocking down of all 10 pins with the first 2 balls in a frame in bowling

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

detailplay details
  1. :  extended treatment of or attention to particular items

    :  a part of a whole: such as

    :  a small and subordinate part :  particular

  1. :  to report minutely and distinctly :  to report with close attention to small elements :  specify

    :  to assign to a particular task

    :  to furnish with the smaller elements of design and finish


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