tell the whole world

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tell the whole world

: to make something public
  • It's a private matter. I wish you wouldn't tell the whole world about it!

Word by Word Definitions

tell play
  1. : to relate in detail : narrate

  2. : to give utterance to : say

  3. : to make known : divulge, reveal

  1. : an inadvertent behavior or mannerism that betrays a poker player's true thoughts, intentions, or emotions

  1. : hill, mound

whole play
  1. : free of wound or injury : unhurt

  2. : recovered from a wound or injury : restored

  3. : being healed

  1. : a complete amount or sum : a number, aggregate, or totality lacking no part, member, or element

  2. : something constituting a complex unity : a coherent system or organization of parts fitting or working together as one

  1. : wholly, entirely

  2. : as a complete entity

world play
  1. : the earthly state of human existence

  2. : life after death

  3. : the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

  1. : of or relating to the world

  2. : extending or found throughout the world : worldwide

  3. : involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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