tell a different story

Definition of tell a different story

  1. :  to show that something different is true from what someone says is true He said he wasn't at the scene of the crime, but the fingerprints tell a different story.

Word by Word Definitions

tellplay
  1. :  count, enumerate

    :  to relate in detail :  narrate

    :  to give utterance to :  say

  1. :  hill, mound

    :  an ancient mound in the Middle East composed of remains of successive settlements

differentplay
  1. :  partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality :  dissimilar

    :  not the same: such as

    :  distinct

  1. :  differently

storyplay
  1. :  history

    :  history

    :  an account of incidents or events

  1. :  to narrate or describe in story

    :  to adorn with a story or a scene from history

  1. :  the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roof

    :  a set of rooms in such a space

    :  a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building


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WORD OF THE DAY

holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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