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tip-off

n. a clue; an indication. The tip-off was when the dog started wagging his tail. We knew you were hiding somewhere close.
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One of the tip-offs concerns offences committed by renewable energy plants, including photovoltaic plants which functioned at night and plants from which electricity was bought before their official launch, conflict of interest over the actual ownership of renewable energy plants, and a failure of regulatory bodies to exercise appropriate control and hold the offenders responsible for their actions.
In a bid to bring down shrinkage in its stores, the retailer group introduced an anonymous tip-off line for the public and all its stakeholders.
The tip-offs were all reviewed by last May but Mr Vine said checks must be an "ongoing priority".
We want a proper explanation from the police and think they should stop this happening again and take the names of anyone making tip-offs to them.
Curtain-twitchers contacted the Department of Work and Pensions with welfare fraud tip-offs on 396,984 occasions during 2011.
4) in Baaquba, capturing seven men from two families upon tip-offs that they were involved in making IEDs from inside their houses," Lt.
Acting on an anonymous tip-off, council investigators quizzed Appleby but she denied being in a relationship with the man, who she said was gay.
We should not always regard them important as we sometimes receive such tip-offs regarding not only our prime minister but also other people," Atalay told reporters.
Summary: An Iraqi man was awarded $85,000 for informing security forces of a car bomb in Baghdad, the first such reward after funds were dramatically upped for tip-offs, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
POLICE began to suspect that guns and drugs seized following tip-offs from two Liverpool drug smugglers had been deliberately planted for them to find, a court heard yesterday.
DETECTIVES had at least three tip-offs Shannon was possibly being held at Mick Donovan's shabby upstairs flat.
TIP-OFFS from the public led to two men being arrested in separate raids in Wirral.
Now a new, totally-independent service, Tip-Offs Anonymous, enables management, employees, suppliers and customers to report workplace dishonesty in confidence and remain completely anonymous.
TIP-OFFS that followed a campaign promoting the Crimestoppers scheme in Warwickshire resulted in a record year for arrests.
Tip-offs to West Midlands Police through the Crimestoppers hotline have led to the seizure of more than pounds 300,000 worth of drugs and 25 arrests in six months.