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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"It was a sense amounting almost to relief that the vast congregation lent ear to the bugles as they spread the sad strains of the Last post, and followed immediately with the reveille."
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