“Whistle” in the news

Example collocations

final whistle
tin whistle

Publications and example sentences

The Guardian
· George Clooney on George Floyd killing: racism is America's pandemic  
‘In 400 years we’ve yet to find a vaccine,’ writes actor in attack on Donald Trump’s response to demonstrations as ‘a racial dog whistle
The New York Times
· Wayétu Moore Escapes a Civil War in Liberia. In America, She Encounters a New Kind of Danger.  
“As she walked away from the boys,” Moore observes, “they whistled at her.” There is power in what is left unsaid.
The New York Times
· Your Short Film of the Day  
The Globetrotters’ ebullient theme song, Brother Bones’s whistled version of “Sweet Georgia Brown,” plays as Conway gets away with an uproariously blatant traveling violation and gives the Dribblers an early lead.
BBC Sport
· Celtic lose European Cup final to Feyenoord remembered  
In a matter of a few seconds, referee Concetto lo Bello blows the final whistle, confirming Feyenoord as European Cup winners for the first time - and Celtic as European Cup final losers for the first time.
The Guardian
· QPR 'appalled' by Championship restart date and say other clubs share view  
We have all missed football and we can’t wait for that first whistle.”
The Guardian
· Is Bolivia's 'interim' president using the pandemic to outstay her welcome?  
Restoring calm, and organising the elections that first brought Morales to power, “was only possible with a neutral referee, who wasn’t tempted to enter the electoral game with the advantage of holding the whistle”, he added.
The Guardian
· England's first World Cup adventure was a voyage of the damned  
But it was clear that the team were running on empty well before the final whistle.
FRANCE 24
· Sancho nets hat-trick, joins US killing protest as Dortmund cruise  
After the final whistle, the Gladbach squad celebrated in front of stands filled with cardboard figures of fans.
The Atlantic
· America’s Worst Year  
Nixon’s breakthrough had been as a GOP dirty-tricks hit man, and he remained a master of the destructive, divisive dog whistle.