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blow the whistle


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To disclose information to the public or to appropriate authorities concerning the illegal or socially harmful actions of a person or group, especially a corporation or government agency.
  • v. To make a piercing sound which signals a referee's action or the end of a game.


When used idiomatically, probably an allusion to a police officer blowing his or her whistle on observing a violation of the law. (Wiktionary)


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