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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

tattle (on someone) (to someone)

to tell on someone to someone. Are you going to tattle on me to my mother? Please don't tattle on me.


talk about other people's lives that is usually unkind or not true They know that tittle-tattle about the royal family helps to sell newspapers.

tattle on

To inform that someone has misbehaved: My brother tattled on me for spilling the glue.
See also: tattle