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 during the presentation. 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.
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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]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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PSC lends ear to troubled National Sports Associations !-- -- Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) yesterday opened its doors to National Sports Associations (NSAs) dealing with various problems that tend to hinder the performance of their athletes and the growth of their respective sports in general.
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