One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Talk to someone, especially at length or to ask a favour.‘she regularly bent his ear with her problems’
- ‘I think I've bent your ear enough for today and I have to be at work in an hour.’
- ‘Even rational, thinking people are bending my ear over this issue, which is threatening to spill out of control.’
- ‘A few weeks prior to our meeting I spotted him at a launch party at Downing Street bending the Prime Minister's ear.’
- ‘Of course I'll want to bend his ear over my pet topics.’
- ‘Can I bend your ear for a minute about a veterans' issue?’
- ‘In the following highlights of the day's activities, managers and employees had an opportunity to bend the boss 's ear - and some did.’
- ‘I've just had Mr Brisedale bending my ear for ten minutes about the quality of my warehouse staff.’
- ‘Once the artists have bent your ear, you'll want to take to the streets to tour the city's galleries and put your newfound perspectives to the test.’
- ‘I managed to collar him and bent his ear about the American situation.’
- ‘Mother was on at me for ages to make her a webpage, and one night she had a couple of glasses of wine and completely bent my ear about the subject.’
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