Learn English Words the Easy Way Series – Hear on the grapevine (v) 轻松学习英语单词系列 – Hear on the grapevine（动词）
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Hear on the grapevine (v) （动词）
Phonetics 音标: [ - ]
To hear about something through an informal means of communication, especially gossip.
In Part 分解部份:
hear + on + the + grapevine
hear + on + the + grapevine + (v)
听到 +于 + 葡萄 +（动词）
Hear on the grapevine is coined when the first telegraph company had its wiring through mountains that was strung on trees instead of poles, resembling the trailing California wild grapevines. The current sense of this idiom is of information being passed from person to person like the grapevine, and the news might get twisted and changed along the way.
Hear on the grapevine是当第一家电报公司穿过山峰的线路不是镶在电线杆上，而只是挂在树上时所出现的一个成语，电线形态有点像加州野生葡萄树一样。现在这成语的含义是传递信息像葡萄藤一样，人传人，消息可能会在这过程中被扭曲和出现变化。
I heard on the grapevine that the couple who have been married for 30 years are splitting up.
Where have you got all this inside information? Is it truthful or just something you heard on the grapevine?
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