have big ears

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.
See also: big, ear, have
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Grandaughter said: "Is that why you have big ears and a small head?" The teacher then went around the class and asked the first group: "Do I have big ears and a small head?" The group said: "No sir."
He went to the second group and asked "Do I have big ears and a small head?
If you have big ears, you have absolutely no chance with Kim Kardashian.
"Gary Lineker might think it's funny to have big ears but I don't."
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