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bad news travels fast

bad news travels fast in Culture

Bad news travels fast definition

People are quick to discuss the misfortunes of others.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • "bad news travels fast," said Ballard, drawing a chair to the bedside.

    The King of Arcadia Francis Lynde
  • bad news travels fast, but the Governor of Freiburg determined that he himself would be the bearer of it to the Prince.

    By the Barrow River Edmund Leamy
  • bad news travels fast, and to the German people, who had been kept in ignorance of reverses, the news came with stunning effect.

    The Sequel George A. Taylor
  • bad news travels fast, but Wiley set out to beat it by snatching at his one remaining chance.

    Shadow Mountain Dane Coolidge

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