Play It By Ear

Also: Play Something By Ear Meaning of Idiom ‘Play it By Ear’ 1. To play it by ear means to deal with a situation as it unfolds without a definite plan; to make changes or decisions and proceed gradually as a situation demands, without planning out one’s responses in advance; to improvise.  Want to … Read more

Up to One’s Ears

Also: Up to one’s eyes/eyeballs Up to one’s neck Meaning of Idiom ‘Up to One’s Ears (in/with something)’ To be up to your ears in something means to be extremely busy or preoccupied with it or to have too much of it. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and … Read more

Talk Someone’s Ear Off

Also: Talk Someone’s Head Off. Talk Someone’s Leg (or Arm) Off. Talk Someone’s Pants Off. Chew Someone’s Ear Off. Meaning of ‘Talk Someone’s Ear Off’ Idiom To talk someone’s ear off means to talk for a long time in a way that bores or bothers the listener until they are exhausted and sick of listening to you. … Read more

Keep Your (or one’s) Ear to the Ground

Also: Have one’s ear to the ground Keep an ear to the ground Meaning of Idiom ‘Keep Your Ear to the Ground’ To keep your ear to the ground means to be observant and to pay attention to what is going on around you; to listen to rumors and other discussions so as to be aware of … Read more

All Ears (to be)

Meaning of Idiom ‘All Ears’ To be all ears means to be listening closely; to be eager to hear something; to pay close attention when being told something or to be willing to pay close attention.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage The most common use of the idiom is … Read more