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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.
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Active gossipers may not be trusted to keep discrete information to themselves, and therefore will be less attractive as close friends (Ellwardt et al.
"In the case of a values conflict," she continues, "the best solution may be to simply ignore the gossiper or to encourage him or her to move on." However, when a valuable contributor needs redirection, Caballero invests energy in helping that person become more effective.
Turning around to find the ex-fiance, the malicious gossiper, or the perpetually combative coworker with hand extended can be very challenging.
Or you are a great gossiper, or somebody who is empathetic to what others are thinking and feeling, but none of that gets written.
Gossip can benefit the gossiper in the same relative way that other means of "putting down" others can benefit an individual.
It is unlikely that the gossiper could will to be so treated, and it is also unlikely that the subject of gossip could be said to be treated as an end.
He suggests that it provides the gossiper with a means of indirect attack which may be more expedient and have lower risk than a direct attack.
"Know your fellow gossiper. Don't share information with someone unless you can trust their discretion."
Request for a different workstation, seek a promotion or transfer to stay away from her.The world judges us by the company we keep, and as you rightfully fear, you will be easily mistaken for a gossiper by association.
She called the vice-president "corrupt, an extortionist, incompetent, a gossiper, a liar and ungrateful," adding that she was "power-hungry, daft, foolish, divisive and a disgrace." She claimed that Mujuru was collaborating with opposition forces and white people to undermine the country's post-independence gains.
She called the vice-president eIucorrupt, an extortionist, incompetent, a gossiper, a liar and ungrateful,eIN adding that she was eIupower-hungry, daft, foolish, divisive and a disgrace.eIN She claimed that Mujuru was collaborating with opposition forces and white people to undermine the country's post-independence gains.
In Zankoul's other installation, entitled "Gossiper," four teapots hang from a ceiling.
The Gossiper--The Gossiper seeks out bad news and rumors and works overtime to make sure no one misses out on their malevolent gossiping.
The actress apparently happens to be quite a gossiper too.