Definition of “(the) word is/gets out” - English Dictionary

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“(the) word is/gets out” in British English

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(the) word is/gets out

a piece of news is known, especially if it was secret or if it will cause changes:

The word is out that superstar Candice is to marry towards the end of this year.

(Definition of “(the) word is/gets out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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