English Idioms #15

grapevine

TO HEAR IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

or TO HEAR IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

 

meaning: to say you have heard news or gossip from someone else

 

example:

I heard it on the grapevine that you and Sandra are dating! Is it true?

 

Extra! This phrase is famously used in the song recorded by Marvin Gaye, “I heard it through the grapevine.” You can check it out (with lyrics) here!