all ears

Eager to hear something, listening attentively, as in Tell me who else was invited? I'm all ears. [Colloquial; late 1700s] Also see all eyes.


Nearby words

  1. all better,
  2. all blacks,
  3. all but,
  4. all clear,
  5. all cylinders,
  6. all else being equal,
  7. all eyes,
  8. all fools' day,
  9. all for,
  10. all for love

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