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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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could have, would have, should haveExpressing regret at something that cannot now be changed.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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I spy with my little eyeThe phrase used in the guessing game I spy.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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to little availWith little success or benefit.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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eyes closed all earsto listen to high fidelity music in the fullest senseRate it:

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be all earsTo listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate.Rate 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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believe one's earsTo believe that something which one hears is truly the case.Rate it:

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box someone's earsTo slap someone on the side of the head, usually as an informal punishment.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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make someone's ears sadTo displease the ears of someone; to cause someone to hear music or sounds that are not to their liking.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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