ear hustle

ear hustle

To listen in on a conversation that one is not a participant in; to eavesdrop. Let's postpone this discussion until a later time—some people in the office are known to ear hustle.
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ear hustling

The act of listening in on a conversation that one is not a participant in; eavesdropping. Let's postpone this discussion until a later time—I worry that some people in the office are outside the door, ear hustling right now.
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ear hustle

in. to eavesdrop. I was ear hustling while you were talking, and felt I had to correct something you said about me.
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ear hustling

n. eavesdropping. Your ear hustling will get you in trouble, especially when people are talking about you.
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From stories about cell mates and conjugal visits to solitary confinement, race and how it affects life in prison and the parole hearing process, Ear Hustle is a sociological and psychological study of the lives of the incarcerated done with sensitivity and heart-wrenching openness.
Unlike the stereotypes typically found in TV dramas, the inmates of Ear Hustle are funny, thoughtful, and complicated.