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little pitchers have long earsAlternative form of little pitchers have big ears.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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a little from column A, a little from column BA combination of two factors or reasons.Rate it:

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long ways, long liesSomeone who comes back from a far-off country can tell lies without fear of being contradicted.Rate it:

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have one's ears loweredTo get a haircut.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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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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are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:

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be all earsTo listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate.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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jug earsEars whose plane is markedly not parallel to the plane of the head.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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wet behind the earsInexperienced; not seasoned; new; just beginning.Rate it:

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mighty oaks from little acorns growSomething great can come from a modest beginning.Don't give up on the project - mighty oaks from little acorns grow!Rate it:

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wrap around one's little fingerTo successfully control or exert influence over, especially for a sustained period of time.Rate it:

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a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.Rate it:

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a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:

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cry like a little girlTo bawl unabashedly and pitifully.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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busy little beaverSomeone who has completed or accomplished many tasks or works.Rate it:

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every little helpsEven the smallest things are helpful when towards a goal.Rate it:

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great oaks from little acorns growAlternative form of mighty oaks from little acorns grow.Rate it:

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little emperorIn contemporary China, a child with no siblings who is regarded as overly protected and spoiled. (Seen as belonging to a generation which is a product of China's "one-child" policy.)Rate it:

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little headThe glans of the penis.Rate it:

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little oldUsed other than as an idiom: see little, old.Rate it:

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little oldEmphatically, affectionately, or humorously little; ordinary or harmless (especially when trying to downplay the importance of something).Rate it:

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little pitcherA child.Rate it:

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little womanUsed other than as an idiom: see little, woman.Rate it:

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little womanwifeRate it:

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poor little rich girlA wealthy young person whose money brings them no contentment (often used as an expression of mock sympathy).Rate it:

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poor little rich girlAn unhappy young woman from a wealthy background.Rate it:

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slip into something a little more comfortableTo wear something suitable to be stripped off by a lover.Rate it:

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think with one's little headTo make decisions or act based on one's sexual impulses rather than based on clear reasoning.Rate it:

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wrap someone around your little fingerA feeling, a sense, an awareness one realizes when another is deeply devoted, lovingly loyal and shares a mutuality in myriad areas in each other and their lives.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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it's a long road that has no turningencouragement when things are not going well. Just as a long road eventually has a turning, problems also eventually have a solution, even though one might have to wait.Rate it:

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