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phrases used to describe information gathering
Get the scoop on
To learn the truth about
We saw the official announcement about the merger, but we'll have to talk to Sato-san to get the real scoop on it.
Also used: get the skinny on and get the story on
Advance notice or warning
Please tell Naoko-san thanks for the heads up on the manager's surprise visit to our factory.
Notice to be alert, to start paying attention
This last research report showing that our corporate image is declining should serve as a wake-up call to the board of directors.
Dish the dirt on
To gossip about
An easy way to lose your job is to dish the dirt on your supervisor.
Get the goods on
To get evidence of wrongdoing (negative)
Once they got the goods on the worker, they turned him and the items he had stolen over to the police.