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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.

lend one's ear, to

To listen, to pay attention. This locution appears in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (3.2) in Mark Antony’s famous speech, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.” It is heard less often today.
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Separately, Takaichi defended herself, saying, ''We're at a stage where views are exchanged in order to achieve the best conclusion...I was only conveying my view that it is important to lend one's ear to the heartfelt opinions of local residents.''