(one) can't believe (one's) ears

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(one) can't believe (one's) ears

One is shocked by what one has heard. I can't believe my ears! You're not playing with me, right? I really got the job?
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not believe one's ears

Fig. not believe the news that one has heard. I couldn't believe my ears when Mary said I won the first prize.
See also: believe, ear, not
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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