tell against sb/sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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tell against sb/sth

UK formal
phrasal verb with tell uk   us   /tel/ verb (told, told)
to make someone or something more ​likely to ​fail: His ​reputation as a ​troublemaker told against him when he ​tried to ​change his ​job.
(Definition of tell against sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tell against sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…不利…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…不利…
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