there's no telling
It's impossible to determine, as in There's no telling how many children will come down with measles, or There's no telling what will happen in the next episode of that soap opera. This idiom uses telling in the sense of “reckoning,” a usage dating from the late 1300s.
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Have a look at this telling research from Pew on blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world.
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
So she lies to the knight, telling him Madalena is sorry and wants him back.
There is, fortunately, not too much telling of the future in Harry Potter.
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The "bad form" of telling a lie to the head-master is a later illustration of the same thing.Children's Ways|James Sully
But in the end his health gave way, and the Emperor himself wrote to Prince Eugne telling him to send the old warrior home.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Ajoutez cecy, s'il vous plaist, la grande difficult qu'il y a de tirer d'eux les mots mesmes qu'ils ont.
But, without telling me what she meant to do, mother took it all to the Casino—and—it followed the rest.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
When the father had finished, he stabbed his wife, telling her to repent of her sins and to confess to God who would pardon her.