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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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The gossipy narrative style draws the reader into his world, making you a part of it.
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The end product is a fascinating, gossipy book and theatre-lovers will not be disappointed, but there are flaws.
They are in fact, elegant, entertaining, gossipy and full of memorable anecdotes.
They've had their personal lives exposed by gossipy, revisionist biographies that, while often providing illuminating and important information, also traffic in accusations that might or might not be true but become fixed in the public's mind.
By allowing us confederacy to the gossipy confessional disclosures, we are made complicit in the fictional deceit.
The device is responsible for the book's realism but is overdone in some places, approaching a gossipy tone worthy of People magazine.
According to Mayer's uneven account, which vacillates between gossipy insider stories and dry detail, the Fed is the "umbrella supervisor" for everything financial, but knows and cares little about insurance, securities and, especially, derivatives.
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