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whistle-blower

noun [C]  /ˈhwɪs·əlˌbloʊ·ər, ˈwɪs-/ us  
a person who tells someone in authority about something illegal that is happening, esp. in a business or government
Translations of “whistle-blower”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指政府部門或公司裡的)告發者,揭發者…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指政府部门或公司里的)告发者,揭发者…
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