thereby hangs a tale

Definition of thereby hangs a tale

  1. —used to suggest that there is a story about something that has just been mentioned I realized where I had seen him before—and thereby hangs a tale.

Word by Word Definitions

therebyplay
  1. :  by that :  by that means

    :  connected with or with reference to that

hangplay hangs
  1. :  to fasten to some elevated point without support from below :  suspend

    :  to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension

    :  to adjust the hem of (a skirt) so as to hang evenly and at a proper height

  1. :  the manner in which a thing is poised when suspended from above without support from below :  the way in which a thing hangs (see 1hang)

    :  declivity, slope

    :  droop

taleplay
  1. :  discourse, talk

    :  a series of events or facts told or presented :  account

    :  a report of a private or confidential matter


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