jungle telegraph

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jungle telegraph

An informal means of communication or information, especially gossip. Used most commonly in the phrase "hear (something) on the jungle telegraph." (Analogous to "hear (something) through the grapevine.") Primarily heard in UK. I heard on the jungle telegraph that Stacy and Mark are getting a divorce! A: "How do you know the company is going bust?" B: "I heard it on the jungle telegraph."
See also: jungle, telegraph
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It's then that our guide hears from the jungle telegraph that the elusive cat is on the prowl.
The jungle telegraph reports that on two separate occasions, Russian tactical aircraft flew low over a U.S.
2 High Noon; The jungle telegraph beats loudly in the Aviva Premiership so Wasps' struggles against the high ball are widely known.
I HEARD very recently via the Jungle Telegraph of Teesside that the one and only Rodger Barker had passed away.
It's forever in the Guardian Or the Jungle Telegraph. If it wasn't quite so serious You'd really have to laugh.
you hear about these acts on the grapevine, the jungle telegraph.
There was a jungle telegraph and they kept each other informed about everything that happened in our house.
THE jungle telegraph had been loudly beating the name of Maraagel before the six-furlong maiden, but Clive Brittain has banged plenty of drums in his illustrious career and Saabiq made the biggest noise when securing her first victory in impressive style.
"But it's nice to see that the jungle telegraph works when it needs to."
Messages about boats being destroyed and bombs going off reached you by jungle telegraph. Nobody had a clue about what was happening.
Our friendship of course, is of a shallow showbiz nature so it came as something of a surprise to learn that Kevin was having a problem with the booze - although, the jungle telegraph was rife a few months ago.
Via the prison jungle telegraph, anyone in the know is directed to the bent warder.
Dozens of rumours are sweeping through the streets of Teesside as the jungle telegraph works overtime with Boro standing on the brink of relegation.