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eyes closed all earsto listen to high fidelity music in the fullest senseRate it:

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all earsAwaiting an explanation.Rate it:

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all earsListening intently; fully focused.Rate it:

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all eyes and earsTo be attentive.Rate it:

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be all earsTo listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:

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box your earsA Threat of Violence To { child or youth ] because of a minor infraction.Rate it:

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coming out of one's earsIn great or excess quantity.Rate it:

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donkey's earsA long time.Rate it:

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dry behind the earsSeasoned or experienced; mature, especially with respect to judgment.Rate it:

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ears are burningBeing the topic of discussion in another place; or sensing that this is happening.Rate it:

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elephant earstaroRate it:

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elephant earsUsed other than as an idiom: see elephant, ear.Rate it:

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fall on deaf earsOf a request, complaint, etc, to be ignored.Rate it:

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have one's ears loweredTo get a haircut.Rate it:

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jug earsEars whose plane is markedly not parallel to the plane of the head.Rate it:

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little pitchers have long earsAlternative form of little pitchers have big ears.Rate it:

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music to someone's earsSome good news; a spoken expression or a sound which is pleasing; a welcome remark or information.Rate it:

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preach to deaf earsTo attempt to persuade a party that does not wish to listen or cannot be altered in its conviction.Rate it:

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prick up one's earsTo listen attentively.Rate it:

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set by the earsTo make (a person or persons) argue; to set quarrelling.Rate it:

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Spock earsPointy ears, resembling those of Spock, a Star Trek character.Rate it:

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walls have earsThere is a risk of being heard, so pay attention to what you say.Rate it:

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wet behind the earsInexperienced; not seasoned; new; just beginning.Rate it:

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all in alleverything consideredRate it:

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grasp all, lose allone who wants everything, may lose it allRate it:

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all in allGenerally; for the most part; mostly.Rate it:

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all y'allPlural form of you.Rate it:

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all y'all'sPossessive of all y'all (standing in for all your).Rate it:

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be-all and end-allSomething considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.Rate it:

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the end all-be allSomething ultimate; the best part of something; the thing which solves all problems associated with something.Rate it:

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a rising tide lifts all boatsBenefits provided to a few may lead to conditions that are beneficial to all.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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all that jazzEverything else related to something; other similar things.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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as all get-outExtremely; to a superlative degree; very much.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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today we are allAugust 12, 2008:, Robert Barnes, "McCain to Georgian President: "Today, We Are All Georgians"", Washington Post.Rate it:

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all roads lead to romedifferent paths can take one to the same goalRate it:

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all very wellAll right, to a certain extent.Rate it:

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free-for-allChaos; a chaotic situation lacking rules or control.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all talk and no actionSpeaking, promising, or boasting much, but doing littleRate it:

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all things come to those who wait(dated) A patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.Rate it:

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jack of all trades, master of noneA person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.Rate it:

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on all foursSimilar in nature or effect to something else; consistent.Rate it:

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by all accountsAccording to all available accounts or reports.Rate it:

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f** allNothing at all or very little.Rate it:

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jill of all tradesA woman competent in many endeavors, especially one who excels in none of them.Rate it:

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