an outpouring of oral information or advice, especially when given without solicitation.
a sharp verbal rebuke; a scolding.
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How to use earful in a sentence
In recent days, Sinema has also heard an earful from Arizona businesses, many of which have called on her to oppose the legislation’s minimum corporate tax.Lobbyists are rushing to influence the Democrats’ spending bill | Yeganeh Torbati, Jeff Stein | August 5, 2022 | Washington Post
There, he got an earful from farmers about how—in order to stay in business—they need water.Why Gavin Newsom’s Big Latino Problem Could Bring Him Down | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | August 25, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin snapped his stick on the bench after the goal and appeared to give Samsonov an earful as the teams exited the ice.Bruins seize upon Capitals’ gaffe behind the net, win Game 3 in double overtime | Samantha Pell | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Best not to ask GOP fundraising legend Georgette Mosbacher about the state of her beloved party unless you want an earful.
Now that he is back we may get an earful from the Egyptian doctor as he catches up on the world since the new year.
Maybe Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, or even President Obama, want to give you an earful.
Oh, yes, the neighbors certainly got an earful, as the town gossips proved when the divorce suit seeped into the papers.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
Out thar, Jode won't be hangin' around, shufflin' the dishes en tryin' to get an earful.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Go ahead an' spit 'er out—an' believe me, it'll be an earful!Connie Morgan in the Lumber Camps | James B. Hendryx
I am with you if you will but give me half an earful of your plans.In Search of Mademoiselle | George Gibbs
But, believe me, Don, I gave him an earful when we got ashore that night.The Viking Blood | Frederick William Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for earful
something heard or overheard
a rebuke or scolding, esp a lengthy or severe one
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