bad news travels fast

bad news travels fast

Bad news circulates quickly (because people are apt to hear it and then share it with others). A: "How does the whole school already know that I got suspended?" B: "Well, bad news travels fast."
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Bad news travels fast.

Prov. Information about trouble or misfortune disseminates quickly (more quickly than good news). John: Hi, Andy. I'm sorry to hear you got fired. Andy: How did you know about that already? It only happened this morning. John: Bad news travels fast. I called my mother to tell her about my car accident, but my aunt had already told her. Bad news travels fast.
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He noted that bad news travels fast and warned the political class to stop giving Rivers a bad name which he further noted was a disincentive to investment.
Bad news travels fast in this age and within minutes I had a text from a good friend from the USA who knew about my relationship with Sir Alex.
Bad news travels fast in Weatherfield, and now Gail finds out Bethany is working as a lap dancer.
CORONATION STREET ITV, 7.30pm and 8.30pm BAD news travels fast in Weatherfield, and now Gail finds out that Bethany is working as a lap dancer.
STV, 7.30pm and 8.30pm BAD news travels fast in Weatherfield and now Gail finds out Bethany is working as a lap dancer.
In the Internet age, bad news travels fast and lives forever.
Get it right and referrals and repeat business will be plentiful - get it wrong and bad news travels fast.
It is just terrible that bad news travels fast, but I am not involved at all."
If bad news travels fast, the raves of fans--with the heartfelt support of employees--move faster and, with them, greater returns to organizations' bottom lines.
This is because bad news travels fast and you would be surprised what the cleaning staff often knows!
As in other industries, everyone working in these outlets is watching their competitors, so the adage that bad news travels fast has never been more true.
Motto: "While bad news travels fast, our news travels even faster."
He explained that the newspaper reported positive and refreshing news, and that when bad news travels fast, it is so welcome to see good news.
Even so, bad news travels fast, and these days, there's no trace of Visa Gold.