ear to the ground


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ear to the ground

Listening for any indication of what is happening or will happen. Often used in the phrase "keep a/one's ear to the ground." A: "I'm not sure what's going to happen with this merger, so I'm keeping an ear to the ground." B: "Please let me know if you hear anything." I know Kim's got her ear to the ground in case word gets out about the promotion.
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Some 5m Britons illegally streamed sport at some point in 2018, while Ear To The Ground's research showed a 300 per cent rise in streaming via Twitter since last year's World Cup.
Local tourism businesses are the ones who have their ear to the ground, and their feedback will be invaluable in developing a sustainable Destination Management Plan for the island."
For someone like me who is still involved, the Insurance Advocate is an extremely important and relevant source of news and information that helps me keep my ear to the ground when it comes to the state our industry.
Keep your ear to the ground, whether it's subscribing to the state fish and wildlife department's newsletter, or simply asking every cop who comes into the shop, "Hey, what's new with your department on the gun front?"
THE sad news that a fourth red kite has been killed by illegal poisoning in the Hexham area (The Journal, November 23) should come as no great surprise to anyone with their ear to the ground in our countryside.
Our news hound always has an ear to the ground and every Monday he'll be posting the tit bits of gossip from around the SPL to keep you in the know.
Please keep your ear to the ground and attend one of the Supply Enlisted Road Shows this year.
The position gives Eddy input on policy for the association and an ear to the ground about current municipal issues.
The electronics company Audio-Technica maintains that it is "always listening." The slogan is a great play on words, as well as a mandate to keep an ear to the ground concerning consumer wants.
Keeping your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground for the next big thing could put you in pole position to land a monster touch as bookies struggle to differentiate between potential megastars and career no-hopers when assessing and pricing up all the unknown quantities out there.
In order to nurture long-term customer relationships, marketers need to put their ear to the ground and listen to what customers are telling them.
It is you folks, with your honest reviews, ear to the ground and tenacity who have kept the firearms industry from completely converting to pistols with plastic frames, square slides and terrible triggers.
A new study carried out by the IFA for RTE's Ear To The Ground programme shows many are unhealthy, despite their clean-living lifestyle.
His relentless search to winkle out the new and a youthful ability to keep his ear to the ground is to be taken seriously.