Meaning of “bush telegraph” in the English Dictionary

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"bush telegraph" in British English

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bush telegraphnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌbʊʃ ˈtel.ɪ.ɡrɑːf/ us /ˌbʊʃ ˈtel.ə.ɡræf/ UK old-fashioned humorous

the informal way in which information quickly spreads from person to person

(Definition of “bush telegraph” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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