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have big ears

To listen in on a conversation that one is not a participant in; to eavesdrop. Let's postpone this discussion until a later time—some people in the office have big ears.
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Among the unusual never-before-seen species shownin video footage is a 'ratfish'which has big ears and - despite having eyes - is blind, said to use a lateral line to sense the change of current.