believe (one's) ears

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believe (one's) ears

To trust or have faith in something that one has heard. Well, believe your ears because I did get that big promotion!
See also: believe, ear

believe one's ears

Also, believe one's eyes. Trust one's own hearing or sight, as in We couldn't believe our ears when we heard that Gene was accepted at Stanford, or I couldn't believe my own eyes when the movie stars walked in. This expression of incredulity is nearly always stated negatively, as in the examples. [Early 1600s]
See also: believe, ear

believe (one's) ears

To trust what one has heard.
See also: believe, ear
References in classic literature ?
The countess did not believe her ears. Denisov had proposed.
Rose could scarcely believe her ears. Memories, bitter, intolerable, crowded upon her.
He explained all the causes of it to Sofya Semyonovna too, but she did not believe her ears at first, yet she believed her own eyes at last."
Seal looked for a moment as though she could hardly believe her ears, and made a deprecating "tut-tut-tut" in her throat, looking alternately at Katharine and Mary, and shaking her head as she did so.
EASTENDERS BBC1, 8pm Ronnie cannot believe her ears when Shirley tells her about her secret - and realises the extent to which nasty Nick has manipulated his poor mum and son.
ACTRESS Ceri Wyn couldn't believe her ears when adjudicators announced she was the winner of the Richard Burton prize at this year's National Eisteddfod.
After explaining the incident, Black could barely believe her ears when the police receptionist informed her that a woman had just turned in the purse a few minutes earlier.
And the mum-of-two couldn't believe her ears when she heard that the trip of a lifetime was to the heart of swine flu country.
Kath, 49, from Guisborough, couldn't believe her ears when we told her she was our lucky shopper, and she had to spend pounds 100.
Leanne Marston could not believe her ears when vets discovered her five-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Leo had swallowed a hairbrush.
Cook Sharon Plimbley, 42, could hardly believe her ears when an excited friend told her the news.
Investigators believe her ears were severed to remove identifying tattoos.
The 48-year-old home care worker from Battle Bridge, near Alnwick, couldn't believe her ears when she got a Sunday morning phone call to say she had won the cash in our Seriously Good Savings competition.
Law student Ilona McElroy, 20, couldn't believe her ears when it started.
My teenage daughter couldn't believe her ears when hearing the sympathy expressed on Attheraces in the wake of his second brush with the drug- testers.