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  • grapevine/うわさ、口づて、 口コミ、流言(used to refer to the circulation of rumors and unofficial information/A usually unrevealed source of confidential information/a private or secret source of information/an informal communications network)「hear something on/through the grapevine」という形でイディオム(人づてに聞く:to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else)。
    • I'd heard through the grapevine that the business was nearly settled.
    • I heard about his resignation on the grapevine. ※resignation/辞職
    • I heard on the grapevine that Sam is moving to the east.
    • I heard on the grapevine that she was pregnant, but I don't know anything more.