bandy\ about


bandy\ about
v. phr.
To spread rumors or whisper secrets.

The news of Jim and Mary's divorce was bandied about until everyone at the office had heard it.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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