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"
Despite the regulations some refugees had slipped westward and the tales they told made folk shudder.In Love and War
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
Above the tiles, the upper walls and hemispherical ceiling were painted with scenes from Georgian fairy tales.CHAMELEON (2002)