tell (things) apart
This page is about the idiom tell (things) apart
Meaning: If you can tell things apart, you can see they're not the same by spotting the differences between them.
- I couldn't tell the twins apart when they were babies, but I can tell them apart now.
- I've heard all three recordings of the song, and I can't tell them apart. They all sound the same to me.
Usually used in the negative, as in "I can't tell them apart" or in the interrogative, as in "Can you tell them apart?"
I can't tell the puppies apart. They
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Contributor: Matt Errey