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tip-off

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈtɪp.ɒf/  us   /-ɑːf/ informal
a secret warning or piece of secret information: Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested the drug dealers. Following a tip-off from a friend, we sold all our shares in the company.
Translations of “tip-off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 告密, 通風報信, 密報…
in Chinese (Simplified) 告密, 通风报信, 密报…
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