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once (the) word gets out

As soon as people start finding out (about this); as soon as information (about this) begins to spread. Once the word gets out that we're paying top dollar for skilled programmers, we'll be up to our ears in job applications. This scandal is going to ruin me once word gets out!
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Supreme action title God of War, made a disappointing entry in fifth place, but expect that to change once word gets out how good this game really is.