hear a peep from/out of (someone)(redirected from heard a peep out of one)
hear a peep from/out of (someone)
To hear a single word or sound from someone. Often used in the negative. I barely heard a peep out of the other students after I sent Jonathan to detention. Amy: "Hi Samantha, thank you for watching the kids for us. How were they?" Samantha: "They were great. I put them to bed at 8 and haven't heard a peep from them since!"
hear a peep out of someone
Fig. to get some sort of a response from someone; to hear the smallest word from someone. (Usually in the negative.) I don't want to hear another peep out of you. I didn't know they were there. I didn't hear a peep out of them.
hear a peep out of
Hear the slightest noise from, as in I don't want to hear another peep out of those children. This expression is often used negatively, as in I didn't hear another peep out of them. [c. 1900]