Idiom:  all ears

Definition

idiom:  all ears  

  • to listen carefully and attentively
  • ready and eager to listen


Example sentences

  • Everyone on the plane was all ears when the pilot said we had to make an emergency landing.
  • "Mom are you even listening to me?" "Yes, dear. I'm all ears."

  • The press corps were all ears when tennis champion Maria Sharapova said she'd failed a drug test.

  • I hope everyone will be all ears when I give my valedictorian speech.

  • Our daughter never paid attention to us but she was all ears when her boyfriend told her he'd break up with her if she continued to smoke.

  • The patient was all ears when her doctor was about to reveal her medical test results.

  • I aced my final exam because I was all ears during the last two classes when the professor highlighted what would be on the test.

  • This was an excellent conference. The majority of the participants were all ears during the plenary sessions.

  • When my teacher said there was an easy way to pass the test I was all ears.

  • We were all ears when the director said he has some important personnel announcements to make.


Synonyms

  • hanging on every word


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