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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.
See also: ear, hustle
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: ear, hustle
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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