One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have access to and influence with someone.‘he claimed to have the prime minister's ear’
attention, attentiveness, notice, heed, regard, considerationView synonyms
- ‘‘When you hold a fundraiser, there are certain people who are going to come that want to have your ear,’ says Chan.’
- ‘And if there were no or minimal repercussions for switching to private accounts, you would definitely have my ear.’
- ‘And while Souter is very much his own man, Irvine has his ear.’
- ‘But always, before he acts, he listens to a select few who have his ear.’
- ‘While we have the president's ear there is another urgent matter which requires sensible discussion and not knee-jerk reactions.’
- ‘The hawks in Washington have the President 's ear - in Europe, calmer voices are speaking out.’
- ‘I doubt I will trust you, but you have my ear for now.’
- ‘Bisbee was Cooke's aide-de-camp in Omaha, and he had General Cooke's ear and complete access to and responsibility for his correspondence and reports.’
- ‘But who exactly has the president 's ear on China policy?’
- ‘Your relationship can raise communication barriers with colleagues, if they fear that you are the only one to have the boss's ear.’
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