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English definition of “hear (sth) on/through the grapevine”

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hear (sth) on/through the grapevine

to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else: I heard on the grapevine that he was leaving - is it true?
Translations of “hear (sth) on/through the grapevine”
in Chinese (Traditional) 從傳聞中聽說, 透過道聽途說獲悉, 聽小道消息知道…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从传闻中听说, 通过道听途说获悉, 听小道消息知道…
(Definition of hear (sth) on/through the grapevine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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