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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on one's ear — phrasal 1. slang : into a state of irritation or rage his insults really put me on my ear 2. : head over heels : unceremoniously if you ever made that mistake you went out on your ear Nicholas Monsarrat …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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

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