to bear tales against someone
See tell tales
See tell a tale
"And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe,And then from hour to hour we rot and rot;And thereby hangs a tale"
"A tale never loses in the telling"
' The history of English football is rich in tales of drunken excess.Glasgow Herald (2001)
Above the tiles, the upper walls and hemispherical ceiling were painted with scenes from Georgian fairy tales.CHAMELEON (2002)
Despite the regulations some refugees had slipped westward and the tales they told made folk shudder.In Love and War
Jon's big fish tales notwithstanding, there's very little happening in Ithaca on this particular Friday night.Maxim (2004)
Like all good fairy tales that properly began `Once upon a time," the scene of the crime seemed the best place to start.A Dead Liberty
Lurid tales of on-set shenanigans haven't harmed its reputation.Glasgow Herald (2001)
Next he took up with the daughter of a plantation owner and slave, Mattie Foley, whose tales of woe matched his own.Irish Times (2002)
The point of Dennett's evolutionary tales , ultimately, is to convince us that our choices are genuinely our own.Globe and Mail (2003)
There were clues to the diagnosis, not in medical journals, but from ancient tales of travellers and Eskimos.THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)