get wind of sth

get wind of sth (hear a rumour of sth; have some news indirectly) — прослышать, узнать по слухам

Example 1: She called me last week. She'd got wind of a planned robbery at your casino.

Example 2: If my parents got wind of this, they would freak big-time.

See also
[сорока на хвосте принесла]
[земля слухами полнится]

Opp.
[straight from the horse's mouth]