ear hustling

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.
See also: ear, hustle

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.
See also: ear, hustle

ear hustling

n. eavesdropping. Your ear hustling will get you in trouble, especially when people are talking about you.
See also: ear, hustle
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Some expressions, like ghetto birds (surveillance helicopters), glass dick (crack pipe), and ear hustling (eavesdropping), have clear derivations.