Definition of ear-bending in US English:

ear-bending

noun

US
informal
  • The action of relating a lengthy or boring anecdote or opinion. Also as a count noun: a prolonged lecture or diatribe, usually addressed to one person.

adjective

US
informal
  • 1Given to speaking at length, especially in a boring or insistent manner.

  • 2Of sound, especially music: extremely loud; grating, dissonant.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Hamilton (Ohio) Evening Journal. From ear + bending<br>early 20th century (in an earlier sense). From ear + bending.

Pronunciation

ear-bending

/ˈɪəˌbɛndɪŋ/