blow the whistle on someone

blow the whistle on someone
blow the whistle on (someone/something) to tell someone in authority about something bad that is happening so that it can be stopped.

He was dismissed when he tried to blow the whistle on the safety problems at the factory.

The kids are encouraged to blow the whistle on any of their friends who are using drugs.


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  • blow the whistle on someone — blow the whistle (on someone/​something) informal phrase to tell someone in authority that someone is doing something dishonest or illegal A former employee blew the whistle on corrupt practices within the company. Thesaurus: giving information… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow the whistle on someone — blow the whistle (on (someone/something)) to show to the public dangerous conditions or illegal activities. I knew my company was polluting the water, but I was afraid I would lose my job if I blew the whistle on it. Usage notes: usually… …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the whistle on something — blow the whistle (on someone/​something) informal phrase to tell someone in authority that someone is doing something dishonest or illegal A former employee blew the whistle on corrupt practices within the company. Thesaurus: giving information… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow the whistle on something — blow the whistle on (someone/something) to tell someone in authority about something bad that is happening so that it can be stopped. He was dismissed when he tried to blow the whistle on the safety problems at the factory. The kids are… …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the whistle on — (someone/something) to tell someone in authority about something bad that is happening so that it can be stopped. He was dismissed when he tried to blow the whistle on the safety problems at the factory. The kids are encouraged to blow the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the whistle on something — blow the whistle (on (someone/something)) to show to the public dangerous conditions or illegal activities. I knew my company was polluting the water, but I was afraid I would lose my job if I blew the whistle on it. Usage notes: usually… …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the whistle on — blow the whistle (on (someone/something)) to show to the public dangerous conditions or illegal activities. I knew my company was polluting the water, but I was afraid I would lose my job if I blew the whistle on it. Usage notes: usually… …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the whistle — (on (someone/something)) to show to the public dangerous conditions or illegal activities. I knew my company was polluting the water, but I was afraid I would lose my job if I blew the whistle on it. Usage notes: usually something bad is shown in …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the whistle — (on sb/sth) ► to tell someone in authority about something harmful or illegal that someone is doing: » If two of the firm s employees hadn t blown the whistle, the scandal would never have become known. Main Entry: ↑blow …   Financial and business terms

  • blow the whistle on sb — blow the whistle (on sb/sth) ► to tell someone in authority about something harmful or illegal that someone is doing: » If two of the firm s employees hadn t blown the whistle, the scandal would never have become known. Main Entry: ↑blow …   Financial and business terms

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