going to tell

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going to tell

Ready to inform an authority figure of one's bad behavior. Aw man, she's going to tell Mom what we did.
See also: going, tell, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When asked by another user for the full story, Shayla replied: "I'm not gonna tell it in public where everyone can shoot me down for it."
She added: "I really respect David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] for holding their ground and for HBO to be like, 'No we're gonna tell this story and we're gonna end it and that'll be final'."