bend someone's ear
Talk about a matter at tedious length; monopolize someone's attention. For example, Aunt Mary is always bending his ear about her financial problems. This term may have come from the much older to bend one's ear to someone, meaning “to listen to someone,” although the current phrase implies a less than willing audience. [Colloquial; c. 1940]
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When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
What the ear hears is the fundamental pitch only; the overtones harmonize with the primary or fundamental tone, and enrich it.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The worst loss is that of Winston's ear; high principles won't obtain high explosives.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He looked up, half shutting his one funny eye, and cocking one ear up, and letting the other droop down.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum