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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 ?
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.
We typically react with ego, hurt, anger and resentment when there is a betrayal, or misdeed.
If anyone [has] concrete evidence of misdeed, the authorities better know it and clean the ranks.
For high-profile personalities, such as high government officials or senior business executives, they pay the ultimate price for a misdeed, no matter how trivial or serious, and commit suicide to erase the personal shame or save their families from further embarrassment and social ostracism.
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.
And no wonder they call patriotism blind after our TV commentators slaughtered the ref and Barca at every turn while ignoring any Arsenal misdeed.
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.
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.
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.
While misdeeds by PR people (including government PR people) should be cracked down upon, I am concerned with government efforts to control the content of news programs.
But one can only think that a stronger authorial condemnation of characters' misdeeds might have led to a more powerful - and, in the long run, more genuinely forgiving - statement.