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This response was more guarded, less amused, enough to tip off Deidre that there was more to the story.
The downside was someone always managed to hit Jackson with a bullet or two or drive a knife into him, and break the tip off in a bone.
Acting on a tip-off from a fellow political hack, Nelson accused Sunday Telegraph political editor Patrick Hennessy of being behind the dirty deed.
OLAF received a tip off earlier this month alleging massive theft and malpractice by officials in the technology directorate.
Two deep-sea wreck divers receive a tip-off from a local fisherman about a site off the New Jersey coast.