- simple past tense and past participle of tell1.
- all told, counting everyone or everything; in all: There were 50 guests all told.
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- the past tense and past participle of tell 1
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Word Origin and History for well told
past tense of tell, from Old English talde, past tense of tellan (see tell (v.)).
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Idioms and Phrases with well told
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