rumor mill

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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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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 first and most common, though not terribly effective, is the rumor mill.
The rumor mill also has the Swiss making a push to entice the international peacekeeping organization.
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.
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.
But just as quickly, Gillick was replaced on the rumor mill by Theo Epstein, who chose principle over paycheck when he resigned Monday as Boston's general manager.
We've heard through the rumor mill that the self-recovery winch on our HEMTT shouldn't be used because it's not strong enough.
Popular science alongside the rumor mill has it that the pool will be filmed once and then destroyed.
But the toll-free hotline helped to short-circuit the rumor mill, and the bulletins let us reach all employees with the same announcement on the same day before they read it in the local newspaper.