whisper around

whisper (something) around

To spread gossip, rumors, or secrets around (some place or group of people) in a secretive, circumspect manner. Stop whispering stuff like that around—you know it's probably not true! Tommy whispered it around the rest of the class that the Sally had been expelled for stealing from the principal.
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whisper something around

to spread secrets or gossip around. Now, don't whisper this around, but Sam is going to run away from home. If you whisper this around, you will spoil the surprise.
See also: around, whisper
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Suddenly and quietly the whole human race is brought within speaking and hearing distance," it exclaimed; "scarcely anything was more desired and more impossible." The next paper to quit the mob of scoffers was the Tatler, which said in an editorial peroration, "We cannot but feel im- pressed by the picture of a human child commanding the subtlest and strongest force in Nature to carry, like a slave, some whisper around the world."
Similarly people whisper around that FIA did not present the complete details of the case to the court.
It would have been more devastating for him if he'd heard it from a whisper around the stadium where the story started to reverberate.
THE whisper around the ship was that the great man was largely confined to his cabin, unlikely to receive visitors - and certainly not likely to hand out the week's winning line in the National Lottery.
As Beckham counts his green backs and flees the sound of doubts that whisper around every 30-something's career, Sheringham breaks a dimpled smile at the passing of time.
We were both reading the Racing Post, which related that the big whisper around Ballydoyle was Darryll Holland's imminent appointment as the O'Brien stable jockey.
The whisper around the links was 'Here comes Woosie', but on the very next tee it turned cruelly into 'There goes Woosie' when a rules official spotted the Welshman was carrying one club too many.
And one from an outside yard I know little about Flat racing, but someone told me there's a whisper around the village for New Seeker in the Lincoln.
The whisper around the Welsh clubs is that things will improve over the next three weeks as the Irish provinces will be stripped of players who are on Irish World Cup qualifying duty.
"Tiger's in the women's loo," went the whisper around his fans massing at the tee.