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    Question What "Telling the tooth" means?

    Could you instruct me the meaning of "telling the tooth".
    Following is the sentence the phrase appears. It explains about sharks.

    "Telling the tooth! A single shark may have as many as 30,000 teeth throughout the course of its life."


    Your assistance will be highly appreciated.


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    Re: What "Telling the tooth" means?

    As far as I know there is no English expression such as "Telling the tooth." The only thing that I can think of is that tooth is a mispelling of the word "truth !" Then you will have sentences such as :-

    "To tell you the truth" "If the truth be known" etc...
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    Re: What "Telling the tooth" means?

    Quote Originally Posted by chebu View Post
    Could you instruct me the meaning of "telling the tooth".
    Following is the sentence the phrase appears. It explains about sharks.

    "Telling the tooth! A single shark may have as many as 30,000 teeth throughout the course of its life."


    Your assistance will be highly appreciated.
    It is figurative. 30,000 TEETH !AMAZING.

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    Re: What "Telling the tooth" means?

    Another example,


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    Re: What "Telling the tooth" means?

    It's a typical journalistic pun.

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    Smile Re: What "Telling the tooth" means?

    Thank you so much for all of your help!

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