rumor mill

rumor mill

The source from, or process by, which rumors are generated, spread, and perpetuated among a group of people. Primarily heard in US. Listen, Barry, you can't believe everything that comes out of the rumor mill. I can guarantee you that there will be no layoffs this year. One of the downsides of having a celebrity status is having every aspect of your life subjected to the Hollywood rumor mill.
See also: mill, rumor
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All the efforts in Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma, and ISO certification are wasted unless the dangerous rumor mill is stopped.
The rumor mill hasn't stopped talking about the iPhone 6 set to be released 2014.
After gossip filled the celebosphere earlier this year that the star's marriage was heading for divorce , Maya has once again fallen victim to the rumor mill.
Summary: The rumor mill is turning over at an amazing pace today.
The rumor mill is always generating claims about some miracle lube that does a better job on your weapon or vehicle than anything the Army has approved.
The rumor mill has Bobby "Cellar Door" Puleo cut from the mighty Enjoi squad, and in an unrelated bit of gossip, Fabrizio "The Breeze" Santos chopped from Shorty's.
The Manhattan leasing rumor mill, which seems to be churning at a more rapid pace since last year's fourth quarter pickup in activity, has hinted that two other city agencies have also been shopping for giant blocks of Downtown space.
The first and most common, though not terribly effective, is the rumor mill.
Yes, yes, Outtakes is fully aware that the Little Rock advertising industry rumor mill is completely absorbed with the idea that Stone Ward and Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods are on the verge of a merger.
For Mel the romance is a realization of her real identity, but for Avery it is a confusion of warmth and physical attraction that puts them into the rumor mill of the small New York town.
As the book opens, on 7 November 1630, Morandi lies dead in a Roman prison, ostensibly of a fever; the town rumor mill has it, however, that the abbot was poisoned in order to put a hasty end to a trial whose twists and turns were embarrassingly implicating more and more members of the high Roman elite.
The best way to keep the rumor mill from spinning out of control is to be up front with as much information as possible.
During times of business uncertainty, the rumor mill turns faster than ever, often resulting in lower employee productivity.
She therefore offers these suggestions to help CFOs manage the rumor mill.
More than one rumor mill claims that Apple Computer Inc is on the brink of announcing its second-generation iMac, the C2, code- named Kihei.