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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.
See also: report

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.
See also: report

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
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The date must be the 15th day of the reporting month.
5(c) will apply in the same fashion to the reporting requirements imposed on trusts by section 233.
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In summary, we question the need for the elaborate reporting requirements set forth in draft section 233.
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The capital-asset reporting requirement, discussed later, involves general infrastructure assets.
You will recall that Commissioner Goldberg distinguished the current individual information reporting system from proposals for a corporate program on the grounds that a corporate program would do little in advancing the IRS's goal of providing taxpayers with timely, accurate, and usable information with which they can file their returns.
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The panel's central suggestion was that corporate boards and audit committees should expect independent auditors to forthrightly communicate in a timely fashion their views on the quality--not just the acceptability--of a company's financial reporting.
The findings indicate that improved reporting of program characteristics is essential and clear distinctions between alternative and traditional pathways should be described.
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