within earshot

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within earshot

Close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I was within earshot when they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want to fight while they're within earshot.
See also: earshot, within

*within earshot (of something)

close enough to something to hear it. (*Typically: be ~; come ~; get ~; move ~.) As soon as I got within earshot of the music, I decided that I really didn't belong there.
See also: earshot, within

within ˈearshot (of somebody/something)

near enough to hear somebody/something or to be heard: As she came within earshot of the group, she heard her name mentioned.
See also: earshot, within
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He was working on a film set with the very prissy and Catholic actress Loretta Young, who would famously not allow any bad language within her earshot.
At least, she was never rude to anyone who didn't bring it on themselves with less than a tasteful remark within her earshot. Mom was fond of defending other people and it didn't matter who you were or where you were, if you stepped out of line, she would let you know in no small terms.
Mum-of-two Ms Foulkes said she felt the discussion over the faulty camera was held within her earshot and "for my benefit".
When Alison was pregnant, two women in a newsagent discussed, within her earshot, whether it was right for someone like her to have a child.
After annoying everyone who got within her earshot in the first few days of the show, Jade reached as short as 4-9 with Blue Square, and Coral were so sickened by her squawking that they closed their book on the first eviction on Sunday.
She has her own website and merchandise, including calendars, keyrings, mugs and fridge magnets, but anyone who dares to call Suzi Perry a babe within her earshot, does so at their own peril.