the rumor mill

noun

: the creation and spread of many rumors by a group of people
That news should keep the rumor mill churning/running/going for a while!

Examples of the rumor mill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The couple shared a passionate smooch at the awards show, adding yet another gallon of gasoline to the rumor mill fire of their unconfirmed relationship status. Taijuan Moorman, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 But as the days drew into weeks, the rumor mill swirled — with conspiracy theories growing deeper and wilder — about what was keeping such a prominent member of the royal family out of view. Megan Specia, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2024 That drought is expected to end later this year, with the rumor mill suggesting a refresh on the entire product line, from entry-level iPads to a new flagship iPad Pro, which is expected to receive several new features, ranging from a better screen to a new keyboard attachment. Chris Morris, Fortune, 2 Jan. 2024 Unlike the Tensor 1 to 2 transition, Google is upgrading the Arm cores this year, and the rumor mill says Google is using an X3 core as the main CPU, which puts it on par with the other 2023 flagship chips. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 8 Sep. 2023 Trae Young is in the rumor mill going into the NBA offseason, in large part due to the underwhelming play of the Atlanta Hawks this season. Morten Stig Jensen, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024 Contrary to claims from the rumor mill, the model is happy for her friend Taylor Swift and her budding romance with football pro Travis Kelce. Shania Russell, EW.com, 14 Nov. 2023 In the absence of official information about the Phone 2A, the rumor mill has been working hard to fill in the blanks. Jon Porter, The Verge, 13 Feb. 2024 With the rumor mill churning non-stop during the days leading up to the deadline, some outsiders were convinced Bridges was on his way out of town. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 10 Feb. 2024

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“The rumor mill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20rumor%20mill. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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