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tip-off

[tip-awf, -of] /ˈtɪpˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun, Informal.
1.
the act of tipping off.
2.
a hint or warning:
They got a tip-off on the raid.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; noun use of verb phrase tip off
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British Dictionary definitions for tip-off

tip-off

noun
1.
a warning or hint, esp given confidentially and based on inside information
2.
(basketball) the act or an instance of putting the ball in play by a jump ball
verb
3.
(transitive, adverb) to give a hint or warning to
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Slang definitions & phrases for tip-off

tip-off

noun

A revealing, esp a warning; a particularly useful clue: the tip-off on what's ahead (1901+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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