jungle telegraph

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jungle telegraph

An informal means of communication or information, especially gossip. Used most commonly in the phrase "hear (something) on the jungle telegraph." (Analogous to "hear (something) through the grapevine.") Primarily heard in UK. I heard on the jungle telegraph that Stacy and Mark are getting a divorce! A: "How do you know the company is going bust?" B: "I heard it on the jungle telegraph."
See also: jungle, telegraph
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I HEARD very recently via the Jungle Telegraph of Teesside that the one and only Rodger Barker had passed away.
It's forever in the Guardian Or the Jungle Telegraph.
There was a jungle telegraph and they kept each other informed about everything that happened in our house.
THE jungle telegraph had been loudly beating the name of Maraagel before the six-furlong maiden, but Clive Brittain has banged plenty of drums in his illustrious career and Saabiq made the biggest noise when securing her first victory in impressive style.
But it's nice to see that the jungle telegraph works when it needs to.
Messages about boats being destroyed and bombs going off reached you by jungle telegraph.
Our friendship of course, is of a shallow showbiz nature so it came as something of a surprise to learn that Kevin was having a problem with the booze - although, the jungle telegraph was rife a few months ago.
Via the prison jungle telegraph, anyone in the know is directed to the bent warder.
The jungle telegraph hinted at fisticuffs in the Molineux dressing room after he said he wasn't too bothered by defeat as he was off to Liverpool.