rumour mill

(redirected from rumour mills)

rumour mill

The source from or process by which rumours are generated, spread, and perpetuated among a group of people. Primarily heard in UK. Listen, Barry, you can't believe everything that comes out of the rumour mill. I can guarantee you that there will be no redundancies this year. One of the downsides of gaining celebrity status is having every aspect of your life subjected to the Hollywood rumour mill.
See also: mill, rumour
References in periodicals archive ?
When we put out the statement [about Iris stepping down as an MP], because as far as I was concerned Iris could not continue, the rumour mills began.
The First Minister said the rumour mill had gone into overdrive since his wife Iris issued a statement regarding her depression.