ENGLISH IDIOMS: "TO HEAR SOMETHING ON THE GRAPEVINE"
Do you know this expression? The translation of "grape" is "uva" and a "grapevine" is the plant that the grapes grow on. The main context that you can use this is when you hear something from an unofficial source.
So, for example: "I heard on the grapevine that he is going to leave the company" or "I heard on the grapevine that they have a bought a big house in the countryside". You might have heard this expression before because it is the title of a song by Marvin Gaye!
Hope that helps!
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