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pray tell

Expressing incredulity, please explain (some claim or position the speaker doubts).

Etymology:

  • From pray ” ) + tell.
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But how, pray tell, do you "notice" something that happens when you're asleep?

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'pray tell':

pray tellPlease explain (something the requester does not yet understand).
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