there's no telling

Definition of there's no telling

used to say that it is impossible to know something with certainty
  • There's no telling how long the strike will last.

Word by Word Definitions

there play
  1. : in or at that place

  2. : to or into that place : thither

  3. : at that point or stage

  1. used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause

  2. used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. : that place or position

  2. : that point

  1. used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

  2. used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

  3. : capable of being relied on for support or aid

telling play
  1. : carrying great weight and producing a marked effect : effective, expressive


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