word on the street

idiom

: what people are saying
Word on the street is that the company is going out of business.

Examples of word on the street in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The word on the street, or at least in the yachting community, is that the hardy-looking vessel was commissioned by Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 Some found out while checking the mail and others found out from word on the street. The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2024 Prosecutors misconstrued what was said on those calls, Davis' lawyers said -- that Davis was never planning to put a hit out on those cooperating in the case against him – rather, he was concerned there was word on the street that his own family was in danger. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 10 Jan. 2024 Although it wasn’t expected at the 2023 Wanderlust event, the Cupertino company has yet to drop the next roster of iPads, but word on the street is there won’t be any new tablet releases from them until next year. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, 28 Sep. 2023 The word on the street is now that Senator Chuck Schumer is working on a legislative framework and is circulating that around. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Aug. 2023 The mission of Operation Heatwave was to use crime data and word on the street not just to identify trouble spots but also to pinpoint residents at particular risk of engaging in gun violence. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 June 2023 Soon after the Russian occupation, word on the street was that the mayor began stealing humanitarian aid and selling it on the black market. David Phinney, Los Angeles Times, 12 Dec. 2022 That's why word on the street is that their father isn't Laenor but instead Ser Harwin Strong (Ryan Corr), son of Hand of the King Lyonel Strong (Gavin Spokes). Brendan Morrow, The Week, 25 Sep. 2022

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“Word on the street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word%20on%20the%20street. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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