In business, the pre-curser to "blowing the whistle" or "whistle blowing". Typically, it is the act of generating awareness to upper management of illegal or unethical activities being committed by senior leadership in a firm or corporation, without disclosure to the media.
Ex. "It was Doug's choice in sounding the alarm to the Board of Directors regarding the financial irregularities performed by the CFO".
by ImperialSaint22 June 10, 2013