in earshot

in earshot

Close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I was in earshot when they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want to fight while they're in earshot.
See also: earshot
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AMY'S funeral is an emotional affair - and a lot of the tears are generated by her mum Kathy, who accuses Zoe of trying to seduce Ryan, and then calls Ste a murderer in earshot of Leah and Lucas.
Naturally, when this conversation was on my wife was in earshot and she said, your father making a twit of himself again.
Communist-style mistrust in Britain WHY are Harriet Harman, Daily Mirror's Colin Maguire and even presenters of some of the BBC flagship news programmes so determined to create the same level of mistrust in British society, that existed in hard-line Eastern European countries 1960s/70s, where everyone learnt to instantly switch the words, the phrases and the meaning of what they were saying whenever they suspected a card carrying-member of the regime was in earshot? If they really admire what Nicolae Ceausescu achieved in Romania, surely they should be honest enough to admit it, instead of believing they can interpret what the likes of Jeremy Clarkson are thinking even when they say something completely different?
I was in earshot of what they were saying about what they were going to do after they left school.
One hot day at a public rehearsal, with many summer residents in earshot, the conductor overdid to the point of snapping his baton.
A woman police officer who was in earshot then handed Walker an pounds 80 fine under the Public Order Act.
MUTV were hoping to conduct their traditional post-match interviews with David Beckham and Co after Wednesday night's win over Bayer Leverkusen - only to have their requests turned down because players were unhappy about revealing their thoughts in earshot of newspapers journalists.
First an apology to all those in earshot of King Street, Penarth.
It had become impossible to go anywhere--out on the street, to a shopping mall, or to an airport--without noticing that every other person in earshot was engaged in a vast and urgent ongoing conversation which excluded only myself.
A TEACHER suspended amid claims he aimed gay slurs at a colleague in earshot of pupils was cleared of any wrongdoing.
From the feelgood pop of Bechamel to the vaudeville of We Love The Stage, and from the gentle folky End Of Faith to the rock and roll growl of F***ing And Flowers, there isn't a disappointing track in earshot. This is one of those albums that inspires love at first listen, with the promise of a happy ever after relationship.
It was 1970-something and I had him in my pocket for most of the game.'' Stud Marks is sure the Villa manager's assistant would have had a different view had he been in earshot.
A TEACHER has been suspended amid claims he aimed gay slurs at a colleague in earshot of pupils.
May I advise your readers to refuse to give such information, which is, I was told, optional, in earshot of strangers?
Tears of laughter were seen on the cheeks of some in earshot, while the aforementioned editor shed his own tears-of despair.