Definition of no smoke without fire North American also where there's smoke there's fire in English:

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no smoke without fire (North American also where there's smoke there's fire)

proverb There’s always some reason for a rumour.
Example sentences
  • But, he put on the agenda several things that I don't think anyone outside of a little Labor circle had ever heard of, and he put them out there on the agenda, and I think some people will say where there's smoke there's fire.
  • It certainly isn't true, but there are people who believe there's no smoke without fire.
  • There is no smoke without fire and I would not be surprised if something happens in the next six months.
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