An example of blow the whistle is to tell your mom that your brother is eating cookies before dinner.
An example of blow the whistle is to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that the company you work for is illegally dumping chemicals into the water.
An example of blow the whistle is to point out a cheating team.
In some jurisdictions, it is illegal to fire a person for blowing the whistle on an employer.
Origin of blow-the-whistle
- When used idiomatically, probably an allusion to a police officer blowing his or her whistle on observing a violation of the law.