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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.
See also: going, tell

report about someone or something

to deliver information about someone or something. Isn't it time to report about Frank and how well he is doing? I want to report about the accident.
See also: report

report back

(on someone or something) to return with information or an explanation from someone or something. I need you to report back on Walter by noon. I'll report back as soon as I can.
See also: back, report

report back

 (to someone or something)
1. to go back to someone or something and present oneself. Report back to me at once! I'll report back immediately.
2. to present information or an explanation to someone or some group. Please report back to me when you have the proper information. I'll report back as soon as I have all the information.
See also: back, report

report for something

to present oneself for something. Please report for duty on Monday morning at eight o'clock sharp. I can't report for my examination at the time we agreed upon.
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report in

to present oneself; to make one's presence known. Please report in when you get back in town. He reported in and his name was taken off the absentee list.
See also: report

report in sick

to call one's office to say that one will not come to work because one is sick; to show up for work ill. (See also call in sick. Normally, one must be present to report in.) I don't feel well today. I will report in sick. The phone was busy, so I reported in sick by e-mail.
See also: report, sick

report something to someone

to present a body of information to someone. Please report the results to the supervisor. The event was reported to the proper person.
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report to someone or something

 
1. to present oneself to someone or an office. You must report to me for duty at noon. They told me to report to this office at this time.
2. to be supervised by someone or an office. When you start work here, you will report to Mrs. Franklin. I report directly to the home office.
3. to return to someone or an office and make a report. Please report to me when you have the results. If you have any more to say, please report to headquarters and tell the whole story.
See also: report

report (up)on someone or something

to present an explanation on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The detective visited Mrs. Jones to report upon Mr. Jones. I want to report on the events of the day. Do you have time to listen?
See also: on, report

on report

Subject to disciplinary action.
See also: on, report
References in classic literature ?
Sire," said Villefort, "I will render a faithful report to your majesty, but I must entreat your forgiveness if my anxiety leads to some obscurity in my language.
And Mynheer van Systens, taking up his fine pen, resumed his report, which had been interrupted by Rosa's visit.
The medical advisers of the two offices, who had recommended the insurance of Lord Montbarry's life, were called into council over their own reports.
I made a report on these generators three years ago.
When he appeared, I gave him a message to the secretary of the navy, to whom all vessels in service on thirty and one hundred seventy-five report direct.
Then I should make a full report, and with it a demand upon public opinion that the dead lines be wiped forever from the seas.
I appointed a board to investigate and report upon the disaster.
The poor fellow was unfortunately unconscious, but our friend will at least be able to report that he was in good hands and well cared for.
The report which is in your pocket has got to be returned to me.
Hence, the unfavourable reports of him which these two women had brought out with them from the examination.
KERGUELEN, MARK BOAT reports last call from Cymena freighter(Gayer Tong Huk & Co.
BISCAY, MARK BOAT reports Caducci (Valandingham Line) slightly spiked in western gorge Point de Benasdue.
The reports closer to home were even more disturbing.
The second morning the reports from all the districts round were more alarming than ever.
He tried to find some editorial work on the paper which had printed his reports, but every place was full, and it was hopeless to dream of getting a proprietary interest in it.