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English idioms related to Knowledge & Understanding - News & Information

Explore English idioms that relate to news and information, including "in the loop" and "keep on top".

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(straight) from the horse's mouth
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(of information) from an accurate or valid source
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to blow the whistle on sb/sth
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to inform the authorities about something secret or the breach of legalities, particularly because one is morally obliged to do so
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to hear sth through the grapevine
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to hear something that was passed from one person to another, like a rumor or gossip
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in the loop
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fully informed about or actively participating in something, such as a discussion or a process
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to keep on top
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to stay informed about or completely in control of a situation and how it develops
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to keep sb posted
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to provide someone with sufficient and relevant information regarding someone or something
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to put sb in the picture
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to provide someone with information they require to handle or understand a situation
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to spread like wildfire
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(of news, information, or rumors) to quickly become known by the majority
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up on sth
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with an extensive knowledge concerning current topics and events
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first hand
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(of information) received without any intervention of other people or agencies
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by (the) word of mouth
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by telling others rather than writing or showing it to them
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heads-up
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a warning or notification provided in advance to inform someone about a situation, often to prepare them for what is coming
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a little bird
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an anonymous or unidentified source of information
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one's ears are burning
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used to indicate that someone believes others are talking about them even when they are absent
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Chinese whispers
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a situation where a message gets passed from one person to another, but it often gets changed along the way
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hot off the press
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(of a piece of information or news) recently received
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out of touch
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not having recent information regarding a certain thing, particularly an event
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paper trail
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a collection of documents that provide written or recorded version of someone's activities
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fishing expedition
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an attempt made to find out the facts about something via collecting a lot of information, often secretly
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