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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Throughout the interview, the former university lecturer frequently excused himself to answer phone calls, including some he deemed too important to be received within our earshot. It is all in a day's work, he quipped, an indication of the high-pressure environment he operates in.
I've had a few arguments in the street with people over the things they have said about Daniel within our earshot. It's ignorance really.