Bad news travels fast

Bad news travels fast.

Prov. Information about trouble or misfortune disseminates quickly (more quickly than good news). John: Hi, Andy. I'm sorry to hear you got fired. Andy: How did you know about that already? It only happened this morning. John: Bad news travels fast. I called my mother to tell her about my car accident, but my aunt had already told her. Bad news travels fast.
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In the Internet age, bad news travels fast and lives forever.
Get it right and referrals and repeat business will be plentiful - get it wrong and bad news travels fast.
They say bad news travels fast but not if you put it in the post.
It is just terrible that bad news travels fast, but I am not involved at all.
If bad news travels fast, the raves of fans--with the heartfelt support of employees--move faster and, with them, greater returns to organizations' bottom lines.
As in other industries, everyone working in these outlets is watching their competitors, so the adage that bad news travels fast has never been more true.
Motto: "While bad news travels fast, our news travels even faster.
Even so, bad news travels fast, and these days, there's no trace of Visa Gold.
We're extremely disappointed by the cancellation and worry about the 'domino effect' because bad news travels fast," she said.
There was no official contact after that so I can only assume bad news travels fast.
LONDON -- In the world of new media where bad news travels fast, food-borne illness or accidents involving guests on site can ruin a hotel's reputation, and their balance sheet, overnight.
EVIDENCE that bad news travels fast, far and sometimes into the most unexpected places.
Bad news travels fast among Midland businessmen and women, according to a study.