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going to tell

 and going to tattle
a threat that one is going to report someone's misdeed to someone in authority. If you do that again, I'm going to tell! Sue just went to the teacher. She's going to tattle.
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References in classic literature ?
All through lunch he had been saying the wrong thing, and now he put the coping-stone on his misdeeds.
Therefore, my band of brothers in a sacred bond, to which your children and your children's children yet unborn have set their infant hands and seals, I propose to you on the part of the United Aggregate Tribunal, ever watchful for your welfare, ever zealous for your benefit, that this meeting does Resolve: That Stephen Blackpool, weaver, referred to in this placard, having been already solemnly disowned by the community of Coketown Hands, the same are free from the shame of his misdeeds, and cannot as a class be reproached with his dishonest actions
There is a strong family resemblance about misdeeds, and if you have all the details of a thousand at your finger ends, it is odd if you can't unravel the thousand and first.
Glegg allowed that Maggie ought to be punished,--she was not a woman to deny that; she knew what conduct was,--but punished in proportion to the misdeeds proved against her, not to those which were cast upon her by people outside her own family who might wish to show that their own kin were better.
A profligate, sir, who has forfeited every claim not only upon those who have the misfortune to be of his blood, but upon society which knows nothing of him but his misdeeds.
There are reports in media that the Government of Zambia has dumped its tender move for digital migration due to escalating accusations over misdeed during grant procedures, resulting in apprehensions amid the civil society groups.
As a claims-made policy, D&O insurance responds to a claim at the time it is filed, not when the alleged misdeed was committed.
Years later, another George is re-naming his dad's misdeed, but the music's probably techno this time around (more bpms).
This 1981 Trudeau-Chretien misdeed is undermining Parliament's supremacy.
In its view of this Sarbanes-Oxley provision, however, the SEC believes a lawyer should also tell the SEC of the impending corporate misdeed and report it all the way up the corporate chain-of-command, ending with the board of directors.
Nor will it alter the practice where 90 per cent of any compensation paid to customers for mis-selling, or any other misdeed, comes out of with-profits funds.
He says: "They committed an act of violence against the values cherished by their people and an unforgivable misdeed against the peoples of Lebanon, Syria and Palestine".
If a person or organization is found guilty of a misdeed after the investigation, I wholeheartedly support the action of them being held accountable.
When confronted, Ms Gu accepted her misdeed but claimed that whatever she did was for the welfare of the kid.
However, the bench remarked that all misdeeds could not be exempted on only submitting apologies.