hear things

hearing things

Having auditory hallucinations. Bob: "Listen, I'm sure that someone is right behind us!" Jack: "Bob, you're hearing things. There's nothing out here but us and the wind."
See also: hearing, thing

hear (or see) things

imagine that you can hear (or see) something that is not in fact there.
See also: hear, thing

ˈsee/ˈhear things

(informal) see/hear things that are not really there: So it was you that was playing the piano! I thought I was hearing things. ♢ (humorous) Tom’s washing the dishes — I must be seeing things!
See also: hear, see, thing
References in classic literature ?
Some one may tell you something, or (and people often hear things in this way) some heaven-sent message may direct you.
However you will hear things like we can't afford it, while we spend billions on illegal immigrants and legal maneuvers to keep the undocumented Democrats voting.
It's great to hear from you again Grace, and we're pleased to hear things are going well.
By making the contemporary ecological crisis the context within which to listen to the Fourth Gospel, readers can hear things that they never noticed before, says Daly-Denton.
Nightly visits to Simon's home for meditation lessons ensued, and eventually George could calm down and hear things tenfold, but George pushed the technique too far, and eavesdropped and pried away.
It is amazing, as I can hear things like birds in the street or the fizz of opening a bottle of sparkling water.
Tony asserted that there have always been rumours of haunting and occasionally you hear things and wonder if it's just the building settling down or whether it's something else.
Of course, I love to hear things like that, but it just motivates me more to play better and show that I can be even more dangerous.
Oliveira, whose club could win the Paulista championship this weekend, told Catalan radio station Ona FM: "It's a very difficult week and of course I'm angry when you hear things about Neymar.
WHEN you hear things on telly like "I am the reflection of perfection" and "I am at the top of the food chain, I'm like a shark", it can only mean one thing.
GERI HALLIWELL and her ex HENRY BECKWITH attended the uber- posh Boodles Boxing Ball in aid of the Starlight children's charity last night but I hear things are all a bit up in the air between them.
Hannah is a little girl with a special and unique gift: she has very large ears, which enable to hear things that others don't notice .
So, a Cardinals fan listening to a satellite radio account when the team is out of town can hear things not heard on St.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2006: Johnny, a 12-year-old British boy, discovers he can see and hear things others can't--the dead people in the local cemetery, for instance.
Juries are now going to hear things they never heard before.