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Hello and welcome to episode 200…of…An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… spread the word
Love, grief, and money cannot be kept secret. — Spanish Proverb
spread the word… if you spread the word, you tell a lot of people about something…to cause something to become well-known to many people…to make something go viral
Tell everyone. The bookstore’s grand opening is on Friday.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… spread the word
Spread the word. The bookstore’s grand opening is on Friday.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … spread the word
The morning meeting is canceled. Spread the word to anyone you see in the break room.
We are getting a divorce. Please don’t spread the word.
Thank you for helping me spread the word about the upcoming election.
Do you get your news from Twitter or other social media?
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