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Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Blow the whistle" nghĩa là gì?

Double Focus Prism: "The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present." - Niccolò Machiavelli. Photo courtesy Tjebbe van Tijen.

'Blow the whistle on sb/sth" nghĩa là báo cáo với cơ quan có thẩm quyền về chuyện xấu xa/ tồi tệ gì sắp xảy ra để ngăn chặn nó (to tell someone in authority about something bad that is happening so that it can be stopped), tố cáo ai, vạch trần việc gì; là "tuýt còi" đấy các bạn à, là gốc của từ whistle-blower Edward Snowden (về những sai trái của chính phủ Mỹ khi theo dõi người dân Mỹ).

Ví dụ
Time to blow the whistle on spending a penny in public.

Ofcom's mobile phone coverage tracker will blow the whistle on providers.

So in this manner, we can blow the whistle on fraud and corruption wherever they lurk, and provide the right shelter for those who sound the call.

Charlotte Church hopes it will highlight the oil firm’s “nonsensical and exploitative” billion dollar venture under the ice cap and persuade its employees to blow the whistle on the company.

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