hang on someone's words(redirected from hang on to every word)
hang on (someone's) words
To listen very closely, intently, or with obsequious attention to what someone is saying. The politician was so charismatic that even his detractors were hanging on his words.
hang on someone's words
Listen very attentively to someone. For example, You don't need to hang on his words-just remember the gist of it. It is also put as hang on to every word, as in Whenever Mother read their favorite book to them, the children hung on to every word.