hang on (someone's) every word

hang on (someone's) every word

To listen very closely, intently, or with obsequious attention to what someone is saying. The politician was so charismatic that he had even his detractors hanging on his every word.
See also: every, hang, on, word

hang on somebody’s ˈwords/every ˈword

listen to what somebody says with great attention: The professor was talking to a group of students, who hung on her every word.
See also: every, hang, on, word