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through the grapevine

Through or via an informal means of communication or information, especially gossip. There is always some absurd rumor or piece of misinformation through the grapevine at work, but I try to just tune most of that out. I heard through the grapevine that John is planning to propose to Samantha next week!
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on the grapevine

Through or via an informal means of communication or information, especially gossip. There is always some absurd rumor or piece of misinformation on the grapevine at work, but I try to just tune most of that out. I heard on the grapevine that John is planning to propose to Samantha next week!
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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.
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hear something on/through the grapevine

to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else (usually + that ) I heard on the grapevine that she was pregnant, but I don't know anything more.
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grapevine

n. an informal communications network. I heard on the grapevine that Sam is moving to the east.
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8220;We're grateful to have so many great wineries to visit, with Su Vino and Homestead always among our guests' favorites,” said Sheila Clevenger, co-owner of Grapevine Wine Tours.
The Cotton Belt Depot also continues to operate as a working train depot for the Grapevine Vintage Railroad--the city's popular excursion train led by the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the south, "Puffy" (circa 1896).
The Gaylord features five restaurants, six lounges, and the 1,000-seat Glass Cactus entertainment complex overlooking Lake Grapevine.
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Lorna Harrell, manager of employment and employee relations for a hospital in suburban Chicago, agrees with Doe that engaging in office politics and using the company grapevine can be helpful to one's career.
The organizational grapevine is part of the modern business world and has long been considered a necessary evil of conducting business.
If so, scientists might be able to trace the chemicals back to the grapevine genes that control them and, after that, perhaps rebuild the genes to boost their effectiveness.
They establish a reliable listening post on the grapevine because that's where conflicts first surface as complaints: "Mary's not getting the work out quickly enough" or "I hate dealing with the surgeons.
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It aims to raise awareness of the barriers that people with learning disabilities face, while boosting funds to support the work that Grapevine does with disabled people in Coventry.
com)-- For the second consecutive year, guests of the Grapevine Wine Tours have chosen Homestead Winery as the city's “Most Outstanding Winery.
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The corporate grapevine is an invisible flow of rumor, innuendo and speculation.
Keep your ear open to the grapevine, and when the facts aren't right, send correct facts back through the grapevine.