have a word in somebody's ear
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have a word in (one's) ear
To speak to one privately, often to issue a suggestion or warning. I'm confident that that intern will stop slacking off once I have a word in his ear.
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have a word in somebody’s ˈear(British English) speak to somebody in private about something: Can I have a word in your ear, John?
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