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Unit 10. Comminication and the media


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big mouth
used for criticism of someone when they say things they are should not
come clean (about sth)
tell the truth about sth that you have kept secret
get/catch sb's drift
understand the basic meaning
get sth off your chest
talk to someone about sth that has been worrying you, so that you feel better about it
get the wrong end of the stick
understand sth completely wrongly
give sb your word
promise to do sth
(hear sth) on through the grapevine
the way in which information spreads quickly from one person to another throught conversation
keep sb posted
regularly give someone information about sth the are interested in, for example how situation is changing or developing
keep sth under your hat
keep sth secret
lay/put your cards on the table
tell people exactly what are you thinking or what you are intending to do
speak volumes
provide a lot of information, especially in an indirect way
tall tales
tell someone in authority about bad things that someone else has done, because you want them to be punished