keep an/(one's) ear close to the ground

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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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Hadrian Healthcare managing director Jas Gill said: "In establishing and maintaining high standards for our homes and facilities, we also actively keep our ears close to the ground to source and hand-pick the right calibre of staff.