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What Does "All Ears" Mean?

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"All ears" is an English idiom. It means "listening intently or eagerly."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "all ears" used in a sentence:
  • Go ahead and explain the plan. I'm all ears.
  • When she started to tell the story, everyone was all ears.
  • If you have a suggestion, I'm all ears.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "All Ears" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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