prick up one's ears
phrasal to listen intently

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prick up one's ears — {v. phr.}, {informal} To come to interested attention; begin to listen closely; try to hear. * /The woman pricked up her ears when she heard them talking about her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • prick up one's ears — {v. phr.}, {informal} To come to interested attention; begin to listen closely; try to hear. * /The woman pricked up her ears when she heard them talking about her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • prick up one's ears — LISTEN CAREFULLY, pay attention, become attentive, begin to take notice, attend; informal be all ears; poetic/literary hark. → prick * * * phrasal : to begin to listen intently or with increased interest * * * prick up one s ears To begin to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prick up one's ears — idi prick up one s ears, to become very alert; listen attentively …   From formal English to slang

  • prick up one's ears —    If you prick up your ears, you suddenly pay attention to what is being said.     The children pricked up their ears when they heard the word ice cream …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • prick up one's ears — we pricked up our ears when he mentioned the Christmas bonuses Syn: listen carefully, pay attention, become attentive, begin to take notice, attend; informal be all ears …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • prick\ up\ one's\ ears — v. phr. informal To come to interested attention; begin to listen closely; try to hear. The woman pricked up her ears when she heard them talking about her …   Словарь американских идиом

  • prick up one's ears — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. pay attention (to), notice, listen to; see listen 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • prick up one's ears — verb To listen attentively …   Wiktionary

  • Prick Up Your Ears — Эпизод «Гриффинов» «Prick Up Your Ears» Лоис начинает урок полового воспит …   Википедия

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