all ears
phrasal eagerly listening <
if anybody spoke of that grisly matter, I was all ears…and alert to hear what might be said — Mark Twain
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • all ears — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very eager to hear; very attentive. Used in the predicate. * /Go ahead with your story; we are all ears./ * /When John told about the circus, the boys were all ears./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all ears — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very eager to hear; very attentive. Used in the predicate. * /Go ahead with your story; we are all ears./ * /When John told about the circus, the boys were all ears./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all ears — informal phrase ready to pay attention to what someone has to say ‘Are you listening to me?’ ‘Yes, I’ m all ears.’ Thesaurus: attentiveness and paying attentionsynonym Main entry: ear * * * all ears informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • all ears — If someone says they re all ears, they are very interested in hearing about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • all ears —    If someone says they re all ears, they are very interested in hearing about something.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To say that you are all ears means that you are listening very attentively.     Of course I want to know I m all… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all ears — adjective a) listening intently; fully focused The students were all ears when they found out the topic of the film was reproduction. They were disappointed to discover that it was also about fish. b) Awaiting an explanation. I am all ears to… …   Wiktionary

  • all\ ears — adj. phr. informal Very eager to hear; very attentive. Used in the predicate. Go ahead with your story; we are all ears. When John told about the circus, the boys were all ears …   Словарь американских идиом

  • all ears — eager to listen to someone Okay, I m all ears, please tell me about the party. весь внимание, внимательный, целиком пpевpатиться в слух When John heard his name mentioned, he was all ears …   Idioms and examples

  • all ears — listening carefully, trying to hear everything    When Dad mentioned hunting, I was all ears. I loved to hunt …   English idioms

  • all ears — very eager to listen to what someone is going to say. I m all ears, waiting to hear your latest excuse for not getting this job done! …   New idioms dictionary

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