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rumour mill

The source from or process by which rumours are generated, spread, and perpetuated among a group of people. Primarily heard in UK. Listen, Barry, you can't believe everything that comes out of the rumour mill. I can guarantee you that there will be no redundancies this year. One of the downsides of gaining celebrity status is having every aspect of your life subjected to the Hollywood rumour mill.
See also: mill, rumour
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Even though nothing has been revealed by Apple on the iPad Pro, the rumour mill has revealed a lot about the device.
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The Caroline in Hetton presents The Rumour Mill at 9pm on Saturday and Pete Wylde at 9pm on Sunday.
The subject was considered so contentious that the rumour mill went into overdrive.
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