by word of mouth


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by word of mouth

by speaking rather than writing. I learned about it by word of mouth. I need it in writing. I don't trust things I hear about by word of mouth.
See also: mouth, of, word

by word of mouth

if you hear information by word of mouth, you hear it from other people and not from the radio or television or from reading newspapers I think she heard about the job by word of mouth.
See also: mouth, of, word