come within earshot

come within earshot

To move close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I had come within earshot while they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want the kids to come within earshot while we're arguing.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come within earshot

(of something) Go to within earshot (of something).
See also: come, earshot, within
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A spring comes into my step whenever I come within earshot of the bright and bouncy Master Butchers' Band at Cheltenham, and they were on site before Best Mate was even born, let alone placed in statue form, beside them.