word gets around


Also found in: Wikipedia.

word gets around

News about something or someone inevitably reaches other people. The "news" is often a rumor of some sort. I know that Julia wanted to keep her break-up a secret, but considering how word gets around at this school, people were going to find out about it in no time. A: "How did you find out I won the contest?" B: "Word gets around!"
See also: around, get, word
References in periodicals archive ?
These days, the 'Phonics are now nearer to elder statesman status than the self-assured youngsters who announced their arrival with 1997's Word Gets Around.
With career sales topping 10 million albums, the South Wales band have recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their '97 debut LP Word Gets Around.
It's 22 years since the Stereophonics released debut album Word Gets Around, but frontman and songwriter Kelly Jones shows no signs of slowing down.
"But once people start to perform, the word gets around and much more notice is taken of them.
Facilities manager Sue Sparrow, who applied for the funding, said: "The club has been running for almost two weeks now and we have seen a steady increase of the number of children attending day on day and we're sure that's set to increase as word gets around! We are confident that providing free breakfasts for all our students will have a positive impact on attendance and attainment.
This tour - featuring shows over two hours long - also comes on the eve of the 20th anniversary of their first album Word Gets Around.
This tour comes on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album Word Gets Around - and the 'Phonics still exude the kind of stadium rock strut and confidence you can't help but feel would be difficult to get away with today.
"The word gets around very quickly and they're on their phone to their parents, wife or whoever it is."
Catch them while you can at an intimate clubs because, as we've seen in Manchester, once word gets around they soon graduate to bigger venues.
Known for their energetic live performances, Stereophonics gained popularity with their debut album 20 years ago, Word Gets Around .
When people find out from their friends that they couldnt hear a presentation clearly, word gets around and people stay home, she said.
The community has its celebration, and word gets around that a hurricane is set to come ashore "somewhere" in the Louisiana area, which prompts some to evacuate while others decide to stay.