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    Smile What is the meaning of "tip-off" in this situation?


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    Chuck: Are you following us or something?
    Dan: No, I go to your school. Identical uniforms, isn't that kind of a tip-off?
    Nate: That's funny.
    (From Gossip Girl)

    Can "school uniform" be "a tip-off"?

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    Re: What is the meaning of "tip-off" in this situation?

    I'm not a teacher

    I believe Dan's saying the fact he's wearing the same uniform should give them sort of a hint he's going to the same school.

    tip-off (AmE informal)

    Something that shows you that something is true, even though you did not expect it to be true e.g. - The fact that he hasn't called should be a tip-off that he's not interested. Longman

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