Definition of bush telegraph in English:

bush telegraph

Syllabification: bush tel·e·graph

noun

[in singular]
  • A rapid informal network by which information or gossip is spread.
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    • The bush telegraph has never made so much money; telecomms deregulation has no effect on volume business.
    • Given the nature of the Aboriginal bush telegraph, and the fact that a lot of station hands were supposedly involved, it seems improbable that nothing ever leaked out over the years concerning the supposed murders.
    • Then we heard on the bush telegraph that some new people had taken over - a Scotsman, who had learned his skills as a chef all over the world, and his wife were now serving up some tasty treats at Colton.

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