A tip-off from British intelligence led to his arrest and subsequent conviction.
Jacques nodded, explaining that the message, relayed by tip-off men to his uncle, had been intended for Joe Matt.
"The type of resistance offered will be a tip-off to the Guard," he said.
It wasn't until early on the morning of the third day after Howley's arrest that I got a tip-off from one of my part-time spies.
That was after the tip-off, as a freshman girl told Mrs. Lee.
The tip-off was the hundred percent pregnancy of one whole test-batch.
The gang is composed of tip-off men, highjackers, a lawyer and a bail bondsman.
And if that doesn't mean anything to you, here's the tip-off.
And thats the tip-off on any shack in this burg thatll hold a crowd, a screen and a projecting machine all at the same time.
That's the tip-off; when a souse won't listen to your gentle voice, it's time to change your system of approach.
: our tip to him would be to behave (1845+)
(also tip off) To give useful information or advice, esp advance information that gives an advantage of some sort: The room clerk tipped him/ Who tipped Larkin off? (1749+, variant 1891+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the notion of tipping, that is, tilting something in someone's direction]