split on

phrasal verb

split on; splitting on; splits on
British, informal
: to give information about the secret or criminal activity of (someone) to the police
He would never split on his chums.

Examples of split on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The quarter-zip comes in sizes XS to XL, and reviews are split on whether to size up or down or order true to size. Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 2 Nov. 2023 Trump’s supporters are split on this question, however, with 41% of caucusgoers who select him as their first choice disagreeing with him on the issue, versus 40% who agree. Mark Murray, NBC News, 1 Nov. 2023 Despite expressing broad support for the current law, Virginians are split on Youngkin’s 15-week proposal, with 46 percent in favor and 47 opposed to it. Emily Guskin, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 The Republican party is split on sending more assistance to Ukraine, with stiff grassroots opposition. WSJ, 28 Sep. 2023 In May, McDermott announced the pair's split on Instagram but later deleted the post. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Latino voters, who were evenly split on Biden in May, now disapprove of his work by 14 points, 55% to 41%. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 And this is not something rank-and-file Republicans are clamoring for either: they are split on whether there should be a federal ban. Jennifer De Pinto, CBS News, 7 Nov. 2023 His nose was split on both sides, just hanging off his face like a flap. Charles McCrary, The New Republic, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Split on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20on. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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