Keep my ear close to the ground - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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keep an/(one's) ear close to the ground
To listen for any indication of what is happening or will happen. A: "I'm not sure what's going to happen with this merger, so I'm keeping an ear close to the ground." B: "Please let me know if you hear anything." I know Kim is keeping her ear close to the ground in case word gets out about the promotion.
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I'm sure it was Alexei Sayle who once said "I keep my ear close to the ground
- consequently, I listen to a lot of dog s***."
Rex still loves "Makin his point" - the original name of his column - and reveals: "I keep my ear close to the ground
and have many contacts who make sure that I'm not yesterday's man."