hang on (one's) words

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hang on (one's) words

To listen very closely, intently, or with obsequious attention to what one is saying. The politician was so charismatic that he had even his detractors hanging on his words. She had the whole audience hanging on her words by the end of her presentation.
See also: hang, on, word
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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.
See also: hang, on, word
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
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