Idiom:  have someone's ear

Drawing of close up of woman whispering into a man's ear with the idiom definition of "Have someone's ear" and a sentence example: Sarah has the director's ear so she'll pitch the proposal tomorrow.


Idiom:  have someone's ear

  • to have access to speak and have influence with someone
  • to know someone who has power or authority who will listen to you

Example sentences

— Don't worry, I've got the director's ear so I'll make sure he knows what happened.

— I'd love to get the editor's ear from a major publisher but it's really hard to get a manuscript past the literary agents.

— Whoever has the minister's ear is giving some really bad advice.

— Everyone tries to be really nice to the chief of staff because he has the president's ear.

— Do you know anyone who has that ear of the HR Director at Apple? I'd love to work there.

— If we can get seated at the head table, will have the owner's ear for an hour to try to pitch the sale.

— Corrupt businessmen have the police chief's ear.

— Ask Sarah to talk to him. She always has his ear.

Get our free idioms in pictures ebook

You might like these idioms

More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.

  1. Home Page
  2.  ›
  3. Idiom Examples
  4.  ›
  5. Idiom: have someone's ear