hear something on the grapevine

Hear something on the grapevine
If you hear something on the grapevine, you are informed about something by someone, circulating information or gossip from one person to another informally. ('Hear it through the grapevine' is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hear something through the grapevine — hear (something) through the grapevine to hear news from someone who heard that news from someone else. I heard through the grapevine that she was pregnant, but I don t know anything more …   New idioms dictionary

  • hear (something) on the grapevine — hear (something) on/through the grapevine to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else. I heard on the grapevine that she was pregnant, but I don t know anything more. (usually + that) …   New idioms dictionary

  • hear (something) through the grapevine — hear (something) on/through the grapevine to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else. I heard on the grapevine that she was pregnant, but I don t know anything more. (usually + that) …   New idioms dictionary

  • hear through the grapevine — hear (something) through the grapevine to hear news from someone who heard that news from someone else. I heard through the grapevine that she was pregnant, but I don t know anything more …   New idioms dictionary

  • Grapevine (gossip) — See also Chinese whispers. To hear something through the grapevine is to learn of something informally and unofficially by means of gossip and rumour.The usual implication is that the information was passed person to person by word of mouth,… …   Wikipedia

  • grapevine — /ˈgreɪpvaɪn / (say graypvuyn) noun 1. a vine that bears grapes. 2. Colloquial the network of personal and other contacts through which information ranging from gossip to substantive information is passed informally: to hear something on the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hear — verb past tense and past participle heard /h:d/ 1 HEAR SOUNDS/WORDS ETC (intransitive, transitive not in progressive) to know that a sound is being made, using your ears: Did you hear that noise? | I called his name, but he pretended not to hear …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grapevine — [[t]gre͟ɪpvaɪn[/t]] grapevines 1) N SING: usu on/through the N If you hear or learn something on the grapevine, you hear it or learn it in casual conversation with other people. He d doubtless heard rumours on the grapevine... I had heard through …   English dictionary

  • grapevine — grape|vine [ˈgreıpvaın] n 1.) hear sth on the grapevine to hear about something because the information has been passed from one person to another in conversation ▪ I heard about his resignation on the grapevine. 2.) a climbing plant on which… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grapevine — noun (C) 1 hear sth on the grapevine to hear about something because the information has been passed from one person to another in conversation: I heard about his resignation on the grapevine. 2 a climbing plant on which grapes grow; vine (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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