give (one's) ear (to someone)

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give (one's) ear (to someone)

To listen to someone, especially when they are discussing a problem. Sorry I'm late, I had to give my ear to Jane. She's been going through a lot lately. Thank you for giving your ear, I feel much better now that I've gotten that off my chest. Please give your ear to Ian for a moment. He's going to update us about the company's performance last quarter.
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give (an) ear to someone or something

 and give one's ear to someone or something
Fig. to listen to someone or to what someone is saying. (Compare this with get someone's ear.) I gave an ear to Mary so she could tell me her problems. She wouldn't give her ear to my story. He gave ear to the man's request.
See also: ear, give