tell against

phrasal verb
told against; telling against; tells against

Definition of tell against

British, formal
: to be a disadvantage to (someone) His unkempt appearance is bound to tell against him in court.

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“Tell against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tell%20against. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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