Idiom of the Week - What Does "Hear Through The Grapevine" Mean? (English Idiom)

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In this post, we will talk about the English idiom "hear through the grapevine". I will explain the definition of "hear through the grapevine" and provide some example sentences.

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What Does Hear Through The Grapevine Mean?

hear through the grape vine - to hear information that has passed from one person to another, usually as gossip or a rumor

gossip and rumors are pieces of information that people share, even when they do not know for sure if the information is true

"I heard it through the grapevine that ..." is phrase that often comes before the gossip or rumor that being shared.

"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" is the title of a popular song sang by Marvin Gaye. The song was released in 1968.

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Hear Through The Grapevine Example Sentences

  1. I have some juicy gossip. Promise me you won't tell anyone. I heard through the grapevine that Monica is pregnant.
  2. Our next door neighbor is the biggest gossip in town. She always shares everything that she hears through the grapevine.
  3. I try not to listen to the information that is shared through the grapevine. Almost everything shared is completely false.

What Is An Idiom?

An idiom is a common phrase (or group of words) that has a special meaning that cannot be determined by the meaning of the individual words.

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