go\ the\ rounds

v. phr.
To pass or be told from one person to another; spread among many people.

There is a rumor going the rounds that Mr. Norton will be the new superintendent.

The story about Mr. Cox's falling into the lake is making the rounds.

Syn.: go around

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

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