lend (one's) ear to (someone or something)

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lend (one's) ear to (someone or something)

To listen carefully or pay close attention (to someone or something). Be sure to lend your ear to the artist's newest album. I know we're supposed to lend our ear's to the safety presentation before each flight, but I've seen it so many times that I just tune it out now.
See also: ear, lend

lend one's ear

Also, lend an ear. Pay attention, listen, as in "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 3:2). This idiom may be obsolescent. [Late 1300s]
See also: ear, lend
References in classic literature ?
Then our eyes met, and we stood thus for a moment lending ear to a faint murmur of voices inside.
Upon seeing this post, many industry insiders like Ali Gul Pir, Osman Khalid Butt and Ayesha Omer, reached out to Mohsin offering a lending ear to help him deal with depression.
Delivery of books to the town Lille for the public library and lending ear posts for a period of four years: 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
"There will be transparency in every activity that we do and we shall provide a lending ear to every countryman in the Sultanate," he added.
Women's group Lending Ears will hold a charity picnic Sunday on Yeouinaru, raising funds for Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR).
The meeting, which reportedly also had some evidential material, detected some hidden hand that orchestrated the no-confidence against Sanaullah Zehri and desisted the provincial party MPAs from lending ears to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and senior ministers of federal government who spent two days in Balochstan in a bid to know what actually was happening and how could issue be resolved to let Zahri complete rest of his tenure.
I sat there listening carefully to each word which bounced of Ishwardhan's lips, like a student lending ears to his Guru.