give ear to
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.
give ear to (someone or something)
To listen carefully or pay close attention to someone or something; to give ample or due consideration to someone or something. I want to assure you that city council is giving ear to all residents who want to lodge complaints. Give ear to what I'm telling you, because it may prove more important than you realize in the future.
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give (an) ear to someone or somethingand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.