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 ?
Levin could not believe his ears, but there could be no doubt; the scream had ceased and he heard a subdued stir and bustle, and hurried breathing, and her voice, gasping, alive, tender, and blissful, uttered softly, "It's over!"
The prince could hardly believe his ears, and rode off as hard as he could.
"In some way," he mumbled, as if he had not understood or could not believe his ears.
Rogojin simply stood staring, with trembling lips, not daring to believe his ears. He was stunned, as though from a blow on the head.
Whilst speaking on Doherty, the Canadian actor has revealed in his book that he could not believe his ears at her very first words after she boarded and the actress' butt had barely hit her seat before she said loudly to the PR person, that she wants a limo and not a town car for her pick up and also threw tantrums for food on board and everything else, US Magazine reported.
Zak struggles to take in Belle's revelation and can't believe his ears when she asks for his help.
Nieves said he couldn't believe his ears. Miller had to ask him to come from the back of the stage to the front twice.
Dubai: The father of nine-month-old baby, Dyuthi Shiju, could not believe his ears when he was told over the phone that his daughter won one kilogramme of gold worth around Dh148,000 last Wednesday.
According to sources, the erstwhile PML-Q leader Faisal Saleh Hayat, contesting as an independent candidate, and PPP's Abid Imam, a first-timer, could not believe his ears when they heard the Returning Officer in NA-87 disqualifying them to run for the polls.
The human resource consultant from Kent said he couldn't believe his ears when he was told about the win worth about Dh400,000, which also includes two year-long passes to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the newly-opened Yas Waterworld.
My hubby could hardly believe his ears, And was just amazed at what he hears, On a busy road at peak traffic flow, Double glazing was the last thing he wanted to know!
George Mark, 45, couldn't believe his ears when a posh female fan made the request.
The Take That star could not believe his ears when the medic told him Williams should not be allowed back on stage with the others during one of his appointments.
Ron Sveden, 75, could not believe his ears when medics said it wasn't cancer growing in his lung.
A horrified Pete can't believe his ears - and he's not the only one.