tip-off

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Noun[edit]

tip-off (plural tip-offs)

  1. (idiomatic) An obvious clue or indication.
    The broken window and overturned plant pots were a tip-off that something was wrong.
  2. (idiomatic) A report of suspicious behaviour, especially to an authority.
    The police received a tip-off about a recent bank robbery.

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