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 ?
So, one after another, this notable company of men listened to the voice of the first telephone, and the more they knew of science, the less they were inclined to believe their ears. The wiser they were, the more they wondered.
Gichuki says they could not believe their ears when the Governor told them about the scholarship.
Violet added: "They couldn't believe their ears but were over the moon.
Listeners couldn't believe their ears when the broadcaster read out a Tweet from a listener claiming: "Barry White saved my life and got me back with my ex-wife."
AUDIENCES of award-winning folk-blues guitarist and songwriter Sunjay Brayne can never quite believe their ears.
Mass-goers couldn't believe their ears when one cleric spoke from the pulpit about the dangers of coming into such a massive, life-changing amount of money.
Organisers could not believe their ears when they switched on their answer machine and Brian was on the other end, having left a message from New York - that is New York City and not New York, North Tyneside!
The defence lawyers could not believe their ears. 'Do you really want to forgive them everything, including the material loss?' 'Yes,' he answered, saying that he desired an unconditional absolution.
But not even hardened commuters used to delays being blamed on the wrong kind of leaves on the line could believe their ears when the guard came over the Tannoy.
The roar rival led the delight of capacity crowds at Anfield or Goodison.Britain's biggest secret was out - and civic and bid leaders in Liverpool could hardly believe their ears. Bid chairman Sir Peter Toyne said: ``Today Liverpool has got the A*.''
A SCOTS youth football team could not believe their ears when they heard their "anthem" being played.
Officers could hardly believe their ears when the man reported the woman for "breaching the Sale of Goods Act".
But the World champions could hardly believe their ears when the learned that Scotland had beaten France in Paris to become favourites to win the section.
They could hardly believe their ears when it turned out he was picking up the escaped prisoner who had used his own name to order a taxi to Birmingham.
Staff at the Queen Mother's Maternity Hospital, in Glasgow, couldn't believe their ears when they heard quacking coming from outside the delivery suites.