have the ear of someone
have the ear of (one)
To have one's interest or attention. That suggestion of yours might just become a reality—I do have the ear of the CEO, you know.
have the ear of someoneor
have someone's ear
If you have the ear of someone in a position of power or have their ear, they pay great attention to what you say, and often follow your advice. This man has the ear of world leaders. He has the President's ear, especially over environmental policy.