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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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Rumor mills have been churning out new false stories about Julia Roberts.
Now, the latest outrageous claim from the rumor mills is that the trip didn't help solve their problems, so the actress is now "in hiding."
That seemed enough to get rumor mills working overtime.
Manufacturing productivity is affected by rumor mills. It is impossible to have a constructive and harmonious working environment when employees dislike and distrust each other, and workplace rumors can have a huge impact on the relationships between employees.
Rumor mills quickly spread around the manufacturing shop floor and is eventually no longer limited to breaks.
Washington, Feb 6 ( ANI ): Susan Sarandon has set the rumor mills rolling after saying that she "thinks" she may be dating her much-younger business partner Jonathan Bricklin.
The celebrity rumor mills never give up trying to squeeze something scandalous out of everything.
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 was high school politics, right down to the rumor mills and "alliances" and personality conflicts, having nothing to do with skill or talent.
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.
Washington, Feb 4 ( ANI ): P Diddy has rebuffed rumors that he has popped the question to longtime girlfriend Cassie Ventura despite setting the rumor mills rolling himself after posting a picture of a huge diamond ring on Twitter.
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.