One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make damaging revelations about (someone or something)‘a corporate whistle-blower wanting to tip the bucket on an unscrupulous employer’
- ‘They'd really tip the bucket on him now.’
- ‘I will not miss the opportunity to speak on a first reading motion again and to tip the bucket on Liberal Party crooks.’
- ‘Shirley was genuine, not one of the loudmouths who tip the bucket on the union.’
- ‘The incident made me want to tip the bucket on this kind of behaviour.’
- ‘I'm not going to tip the bucket on anyone.’
- ‘Let us not tip the bucket on a nation when we ourselves have been guilty of exactly the same type of approach to a problem.’
- ‘She seems to know we're going to tip the bucket on her meal ticket.’
- ‘They decided to tip the bucket on the bank's star planner.’
- ‘He won't be answering to any inquiries when he tips the bucket on scandal, skulduggery, or just general incompetence.’
- ‘He has always been prepared to tip the bucket on somebody who is down.’
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