tell tales out of school

tell tales out of school

to tell secrets or spread rumors. I wish that John would keep quiet. He's telling tales out of school again. If you tell tales out of school a lot, people won't know when to believe you.
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This is called "motivational" though some of us might consider encouragement to grass up mates and tell tales out of school closer to moral corruption.