rumour mill

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rumour mill

The source from or process by which rumors 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.
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Looks like Mahira Khan has fallen victim to the rumour mill again.
"The rumour mill went into overdrive but the person shot then has no connection to him.
World Cup fever has well and truly swept across planet football this week - but that hasn't put a dent in the rumour mill.
With the season just a few days over, the rumour mill has already started to generate stories about the Cherries rebidding or even one of the massive Premier League clubs trying TURN.
However, the rumour mill is talking about the device using different names like iPad Pro, iPad Air Plus, or iPad Plus.
Predictably, the rumour mill went into overdrive but Marsh missed the trip to the capital due to illness.
There are a lot of Samsung smartphones that have been doing the rounds on the rumour mill. To start with, we have the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, a much more rugged and well-built smartphone when compared to the Galaxy S4.
However, reporters will not leave the subject alone when the player himself is providing grist to the rumour mill - something an intelligent guy like Ba knows only too well.
Summary: The rumour mill is in overdrive Apple is releasing its much anticipated new iPad today and experts say it could be called the iPad HD.
SHANE Lynch wanted to set the rumour mill straight when I caught up with him this week.
The rumour mill is linking US Celebrity Apprentice winner and Poison singer Bret Michaels with the job - and Simon is keen.
The Rumour Mill appears to be grabbing people's passwords.
THE rumour mill in Italy and Brazil went in to overdrive recently when Inter star Adriano failed to return from international duty.
Former Bolton and Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce continues to lead the betting, but former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has been the big mover over the last 24 hours, while former Sunderland striker and current assistant at Rangers, Ally McCoist, has been quoted at 14/1 with the rumour mill going into overdrive.