lend one's ear

lend one's ear

Also, lend an ear. Pay attention, listen, as in "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 3:2). This idiom may be obsolescent. [Late 1300s]
See also: ear, lend
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I was only conveying my view that it is important to lend one's ear to the heartfelt opinions of local residents.