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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.
See also: ear, give

give free rein to (one)

To give one complete freedom to do what one wants or chooses. "Rein" refers to the reins of a horse. Can you believe the boss gave free rein to me? Finally, I can present a campaign with my own vision!
See also: free, give, rein

give full rein to (one)

To give one complete freedom to do what one wants or chooses. "Rein" refers to the reins of a horse. Can you believe the boss gave full rein to me? Finally, I can present a campaign with my own vision!
See also: full, give, rein
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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The results found that when accounting for all forms of philanthropy, 67 per cent of survey respondents said they give to individuals while 33 per cent of respondents preferred giving to organisations.Data was also collectedin Sindh in 2013 and also in Punjab, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in 2014.In the case of in-cash philanthropy, Balochistan stands out with 90 per cent of respondents preferring individuals as recipients for their giving.
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