I recently heard the phrase in the season 3 of Blindspot series. One of the characters used this phrase:

Well, if i knew it, i'd swear that i'd tell you, but it's not my story to tell, so, sorry.

What did he mean by using this phrase?

I would like to get as many usages as possible. Thank you.


He says, "It is not my story to tell." For some reason he is not allowed to tell the story. Perhaps it would invade the privacy of some third person. He is leaving it up to that third person to tell the story if she wants to.

  • many thanks! Also, is this phrase used as a slang in particular or can be used anywhere informally? – K-devlife10 Apr 21 at 5:28

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