lend an ear to


lend an ear to
listen, pay attention to the words of -

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • lend an ear — If you lend an ear, you listen to what someone has to say. ( Lend your ear is an alternative form.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lend an ear to — lend an ear (to) phrase to listen to someone, especially someone who is upset Just lend a sympathetic ear while she tells you her problems. Thesaurus: to listensynonym Main entry: lend …   Useful english dictionary

  • lend an ear to — (someone/something) to listen carefully and with understanding to someone or something. Bush lent an ear to a group of oil executives who came to the White House. Aunt Rosalie lent a sympathetic ear to my troubles …   New idioms dictionary

  • lend an ear —    If you lend an ear, you listen to what someone has to say. ( Lend your ear is an alternative form.)   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you lend an ear to someone, you listen carefully and sympathetically.     The best person to talk to …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lend an ear — LISTEN, pay attention, take notice, be attentive, concentrate, (pay) heed; informal be all ears; archaic hearken. → lend * * * (or one s ears) listen sympathetically or attentively the Samaritans lend their ears to those in crisis …   Useful english dictionary

  • lend\ an\ ear\ to — • give an ear to • lend an ear to v. phr. literary To listen to. Children should give an ear to their parents advice. The king lent an ear to the complaints of his people …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lend an ear — when Travers gets up to speak, I hope you ll lend an ear Syn: listen, pay attention, take notice, be attentive, concentrate, heed, pay heed; informal be all ears; archaic hearken …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lend an ear — to listen carefully and in a friendly way to someone, especially someone who is telling you about a problem. If you have any problems, go to Claire. She ll always lend a sympathetic ear …   New idioms dictionary

  • lend an ear — verb To listen. Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Lend me your ears! See Also: lend a hand …   Wiktionary

  • lend an ear to — See: GIVE AN EAR TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lend an ear to — See: GIVE AN EAR TO …   Dictionary of American idioms


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