rumor mill

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rumor mill

The source from, or process by, which rumors are generated, spread, and perpetuated among a group of people. Primarily heard in US. Listen, Barry, you can't believe everything that comes out of the rumor mill. I can guarantee you that there will be no layoffs this year. One of the downsides of having a celebrity status is having every aspect of your life subjected to the Hollywood rumor mill.
See also: mill, rumor
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Manufacturing productivity is affected by rumor mills.
Rumor mills quickly spread around the manufacturing shop floor and is eventually no longer limited to breaks.
All the efforts in Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma, and ISO certification are wasted unless the dangerous rumor mill is stopped.
It was just a few months ago that the rumor mills were buzzing in Detroit about about the fate of General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner as Carlos Ghosn was collaborating with investor Kirk Kerkorian on the possibility of Renault/Nissan buying a stake in the world's largest automaker.
It seems you are not trying to understand the importance of the change that is occurring in my country and are obtaining your information from rumor mills, spread by the corrupt protagonists that have put Venezuela in poverty.
Within hours of the start of the April 20 shooting, gossipmaster Matt Drudge fed the rumor mills by posting an item on his Web site that suggested the two student shooters were gay.