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    May i please have help with the idiomatic expression

    Somebody might blow the whistle on your plan.[/b]

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    To blow the whistle on something is to reveal information about it. Presumably, that is information that the person involved does not want revealed.

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    A pereson who makes public problems in companies or the government, etc, is called a 'whistleblower'. ;-0

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