on one's ear
phrasal in or into a state of irritation, shock, or discord <
set the racing world on its ear by breaking the record
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  • set on one's ear — idi set on one s ear, to amaze …   From formal English to slang

  • out on one's ear — adverb fired, dismissed or thrown out, especially for some wrongdoing or otherwise with disgrace. If you are late one more time, you shall be out on your ear …   Wiktionary

  • be out on one's ear — informal be dismissed ignominiously. → ear …   English new terms dictionary

  • To have one's ear — Ear Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • have one's ear to the ground — • keep one s ear to the ground • have one s ear to the ground pay attention to the way things are going or the way people feel and think He always has his ear to the ground and knows everything that is going on in our company …   Idioms and examples

  • keep one's ear to the ground — • keep one s ear to the ground • have one s ear to the ground pay attention to the way things are going or the way people feel and think He always has his ear to the ground and knows everything that is going on in our company …   Idioms and examples

  • have one's ear to the ground — v. keep one s ear to the ground, pay close attention to what is going on, keep well informed regarding prevalent new trends; be astute, be clever …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flea in one's ear —    After an attempt at something, if you are sent away with a flea in your ear, you are angrily reprimanded or humiliated.     When Andy tried to put the blame on Pete, he was sent away with a flea in his ear …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Wouldn't piss in one's ear if their brain was on fire — expression of utter contempt …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • wouldn't piss in one's ear if their brain was on fire — Australian Slang expression of utter contempt …   English dialects glossary

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