What does 皆まで mean? As in 皆まで言うな

Don't say all of it?
Don't say it to everyone?

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「[皆]{みな}まで言うな」 is a set phrase meaning "Don't finish what you're saying (because I already know)!"

「[皆]{みんな}言うな。」 is a sentence, not a set phrase, that means "Don't tell everyone!"

「皆」 is pronounced differently in these two phrases.

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