proverbial whistle

Portuguese translation: denunciar

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English term or phrase:proverbial whistle
Portuguese translation:denunciar

16:08 Nov 29, 2009
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English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: proverbial whistle
to blow the proverbial whistle
Carla Lopes
Portugal
Local time: 14:37
denunciar
Explanation:
Creio que tem o mesmo sentido do "whistle-blower", isto é, denunciar, chamar a atenção para práticas incorrectas, etc., mas não tenho a certeza...
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 14:37
Grading comment
Ah, SIM, é isso mesmo! Agora faz tudo sentido! Obrigada!
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(to blow) the proverbial whistle
denunciar


Explanation:
Creio que tem o mesmo sentido do "whistle-blower", isto é, denunciar, chamar a atenção para práticas incorrectas, etc., mas não tenho a certeza...

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 14:37
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 72
Grading comment
Ah, SIM, é isso mesmo! Agora faz tudo sentido! Obrigada!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcelo da Luz: Com certeza! ...who blew the proverbial whistle on the hotel code infractions. ...
28 mins
  -> Obrigada, Marcelo!

agree  Isabel Maria Almeida
1 hr
  -> Obrigada, Isabel!

agree  Fernando Okabe Biazibeti
4 hrs
  -> Obrigada!
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