Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

rumour has it

rumour has it
Meaning(s)
1) used when reporting something you have heard but do not know to be true
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    • rumour has it that they broke up, but I don't know for sure
  • Analysis
    A 'rumour' is a spoken story or piece of information where the truth has not been verified for certain. If you say 'rumour has it...' you are saying you have heard something but are not fully sure if it is in fact true. This is an informal phrase which is useful in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Rumour has it that the band will be coming to play a gig here next year. I'll go online later to see if I can find anything to confirm that.
    2. Chris and Jenny have broken up, or so rumour would have it. Apparently he moved out of their apartment yesterday.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. It's lucky that Martin left the company when he did. Rumour has it that they are on the verge of bankruptcy.
    2. Rumour has it that we have secured a new investor to contribute to the project development fund.
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