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    to hear something on the grapevine 小道消息、道聽塗說 *grapevine 葡萄藤

    Definition: to get to know something because it has been passed informally from person to person, rather than from some official source.
    從小道消息或是別人八卦的話題知曉某些事情,而不是從官方的來源得知。


    Context:
    1. The students heard about the closing of the college on the grapevine, long before they were told officially by the college authorties.
    早在學校官方證實之前,這間大學的學生就從小道消息那裏得知了學校要倒閉的事實。

    2. I heard on the grapevine that Sara has get divorced and were quite hurt that she had not told us in person.
    我從小道消息那裏得知Sara離婚了;令人感到難過的是,她竟然沒有親自對我們說。

    to hear something through the grapevine 小道消息、道聽塗說

    其他類似的用法
    1) to hear something through the grapevine
    2) to hear something on the bush telegraph
    e.g. The fact that the firm was being taken over was supposed to be a great secret, but all the staff heard about it on the bush telegraph long before the takeover was announced.
    這家公司即將被併吞的的消息本來是個天大的秘密,但是所有的員工都在占領的大廠正式公布消息之前就從小道消息得知了。
    3) a little bird told me
    e.g. A little bird told me that Jill and Peter are now more than just friends.
      我聽說Jill和Peter的關係匪淺喔!
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