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Sayings

Dead men tell no tales

This page is about the saying "Dead men tell no tales"

Possible meaning:
People who are no longer living cannot give evidence.

Note:
tell tales (verb) = talk or gossip about something secret

Quick Quiz

"Dead men tell no tales" might be used by a criminal as a reason to

a. talk to someone

b. kill someone

c. frighten someone

Saying of the Day

Contributor: Josef Essberger