Meaning of “there's no smoke without fire” in the English Dictionary

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"there's no smoke without fire" in British English

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there's no smoke without fire

UK saying US where there's smoke, there's fire

If unpleasant things are said about someone or something, there is probably a good reason for it:

She says the accusations are not true, but there's no smoke without fire.

(Definition of “there's no smoke without fire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)