give an ear (to one)

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give an ear (to one)

To listen to one, especially when they are discussing a problem. Sorry I'm late, I had to give an ear to Jane. She's been going through a lot lately. Thank you for giving an ear, I feel much better now that I've gotten that off my chest. Please give an ear to Ian, who will be updating us about the last quarter.
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give

/lend an ear
To pay close attention; listen attentively.

give

free/full rein to
To release from restraints; allow to go unchecked: gave free rein to her emotions.
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