Description Comunication Idioms

Roman Nowak
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Comunication Idioms

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chinese whispers This expression refers to a process by which a message or piece of information (especially gossip, rumours or scandalous news) is passed on from one person to another, and changes along the way, so that the final version is often very different from the original.
drop someone a line If you drop someone a line, you write a letter to them. I always drop her a line to wish her a Merry Christmas.
get hold of If you obtain something, or manage to contact someone, you get hold of them. I'd like to contact the owner. Do you know where I can get hold of him?
get/give the low-down If you get or give the low-down, you get or give complete information or facts about something. I'll call you after the meeting and give you the low-down.
hear through the grapevine If you hear of something through the grapevine, you learn about it informally, for example through friends or colleagues. "How did you hear that?" "Oh, through the grapevine as usual!"
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