tell against

tell against
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "tell against":
present tense I/you/we/they tell against he/she/it tells against present participle telling against past tense told against past participle told against British
tell against someone if a quality or feature tells against someone, it makes them less likely to succeed in achieving something

I'm sure it was my age that told against me.


English dictionary. 2014.

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