to hear on the grapevine

definition- If you hear something on the grapevine or through the grapevine, it means that you have heard a rumour about something, and you don't want to say or can't remember exactly how you heard it.

example- "So, I heard on the grapevine that you'd be quitting next week. Is it true?"

thoughts- I like this expression, I think I'll try to use it next chance I have. It's also the name of a famous song by Marvin Gaye, I think. -Andrew

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