A Little Bird Told Me

Also: A little birdie told me Meaning Of Idiom ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ A little bird told me means “I found out this information from a source I cannot or will not reveal.” 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more

There’s No Telling

Meaning of Idiom ‘There’s No Telling’ The phrase “there’s no telling” means it is impossible to know (something); anything could happen. Examples Of Use “Frank is out of control. There’s no telling what he’s going to do next.” “What do you think the jury is going to decide, asked Barry? “There’s no telling,” said Lloyd, … Read more

Tell That To The Marines!

Also: Tell it to the marines Meaning of Idiom ‘Tell That to the Marines’ Tell that (or it) to the Marines is an interjection used to express disbelief or incredulity. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013. Examples Of Use “I once saw an alligator climbing … Read more

Tell Apart

Meaning of Idiom Tell (someone, something) Apart: to be able to distinguish one thing or person from another; to see the difference between two things or two people. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Usage Tell apart is usually used with can or cannot as in “I can … Read more