gossip about (someone or something)

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gossip about (someone or something)

To speak about someone or something in a hurtful or spiteful manner. Those popular girls are always gossiping about someone in our class. Oh please, I know you're the one who gossiped about me and started those awful rumors!
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gossip about someone or something

to talk maliciously about someone or something. Who are you gossiping about now? They are gossiping about what happened last weekend.
See also: gossip
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I can't endure that people should gossip about us. And then there's your cousin--Cassandra--" He paused in embarrassment.
I told myself I'd make sure that we'll pay our debts, that other people won't gossip about us anymore because of our unmet financial obligations to them.
I'm also worried that our colleagues could gossip about us or think I'm being favoured.
These computers are spreading gossip about us. What are they saying?
A WORD of warning to company bosses: some pathetic parasites who spend their days writing gossip about us on Internet bulletin boards are now ringing you up, claiming to be us, so that they can get information on your company.