Ear

music to ears

Meaning: something that is soothing to your ears

Example: Our teacher told us that we will get a long summer break and this was just music to my ears. Read on

earworm

Meaning: a situation when a song that comes to your mind again and again

Example: This new PitBull song is a real earworm. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since last week. Read on

wet behind the ears

Meaning: immature or poor skill

Example: From the way the soldier handled the gun, everyone could tell that he was wet behind the ears. Read on

within earshot

within earshot Meaning | Definition to be close by to be able to hear something or someone to be trying to hear someone Example Sentences The police was ... Read on

prick up ears

Meaning: to start paying attention

Example: The teacher asked her student to prick up his ears when he kept on disturbing the class with silly jokes. Read on

prick ears up

Meaning: listen carefully

Example: She pricked up her ears when she heard her name being mentioned by the group chatting animatedly at the corner. Read on

all ears

Meaning: saying that you are all ears means the other person has got your full attention in terms of listening to him

Example: Kids in my class were all ears when I was telling them the story. Read on

hear on the grapevine

Meaning: to hear rumours about something

Example: I heard on the grapevine that he was being promoted, but I don't know anything further. Read on

play by ear

Meaning: learn music by ear

Example: My sister learned to play the piano by ear when she was a child. Read on

play it by ear

Meaning: improvise

Example: Rather than adopting a new academic strategy, the principal decided to play it by ear. Read on

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