Definition of tip (or drop or turn) the bucket on in English:

tip (or drop or turn) the bucket on

phrase

Australian
informal
  • Make damaging revelations about (someone or something)

    ‘a corporate whistle-blower wanting to tip the bucket on an unscrupulous employer’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm not going to tip the bucket on anyone.’
    • ‘He has always been prepared to tip the bucket on somebody who is down.’
    • ‘He won't be answering to any inquiries when he tips the bucket on scandal, skulduggery, or just general incompetence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They'd really tip the bucket on him now.’