"be all ears" meaning in English

Verb

Forms: is all ears [present, simple, singular, third-person], being all ears [participle, present], was all ears [past, simple], been all ears [participle, past] Audio: en-au-be all ears.ogg [Australia]
  1. To listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate. Tags: idiomatic
    Translations (to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate): být jedno ucho (Czech), eén en al oor zijn (Dutch), olla pelkkänä korvana (Finnish), être tout ouïe (French), ganz Ohr sein (German), csupa fül (Hungarian), essere tutt'orecchi (Italian), zamieniać się w słuch (Polish), ser todo ouvidos (Portuguese), обрати́ться в слух (obratítʹsja v slux) (Russian), я весь внимание (ja vesʹ vnimanije) (Russian), претворити се у уво (pretvoriti se u uvo) (Serbo-Croatian), ser todo oídos (Spanish), vara idel öra (Swedish), spetsa öronen (Swedish), kulak kesilmek (Turkish)

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  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "is all ears",
      "tags": [
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        "simple",
        "singular",
        "third-person"
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    },
    {
      "form": "being all ears",
      "tags": [
        "participle",
        "present"
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    },
    {
      "form": "was all ears",
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        "past",
        "simple"
      ]
    },
    {
      "form": "been all ears",
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  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "verb",
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      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "If you think you can suggest a better alternative to spending that much money, I am all ears."
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "To listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate."
      ],
      "id": "be_all_ears-verb",
      "tags": [
        "idiomatic"
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      "translations": [
        {
          "code": "cs",
          "lang": "Czech",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "být jedno ucho"
        },
        {
          "code": "nl",
          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "eén en al oor zijn"
        },
        {
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "olla pelkkänä korvana"
        },
        {
          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "être tout ouïe"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "ganz Ohr sein"
        },
        {
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "csupa fül"
        },
        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "essere tutt'orecchi"
        },
        {
          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "ser todo ouvidos"
        },
        {
          "code": "pl",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "zamieniać się w słuch"
        },
        {
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "obratítʹsja v slux",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "обрати́ться в слух"
        },
        {
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "ja vesʹ vnimanije",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "я весь внимание"
        },
        {
          "code": "sh",
          "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
          "roman": "pretvoriti se u uvo",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "претворити се у уво"
        },
        {
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "ser todo oídos"
        },
        {
          "code": "sv",
          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "vara idel öra"
        },
        {
          "code": "sv",
          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "spetsa öronen"
        },
        {
          "code": "tr",
          "lang": "Turkish",
          "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
          "word": "kulak kesilmek"
        }
      ]
    }
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      "tags": [
        "Australia"
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    }
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  "word": "be all ears"
}
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        "singular",
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    {
      "form": "being all ears",
      "tags": [
        "participle",
        "present"
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    },
    {
      "form": "was all ears",
      "tags": [
        "past",
        "simple"
      ]
    },
    {
      "form": "been all ears",
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        "participle",
        "past"
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        "English multiword terms",
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        "Template with raw link/en-verb",
        "Template with raw link/en-verb/1"
      ],
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        {
          "text": "If you think you can suggest a better alternative to spending that much money, I am all ears."
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "To listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate."
      ],
      "tags": [
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    }
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    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "být jedno ucho"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "eén en al oor zijn"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "olla pelkkänä korvana"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "être tout ouïe"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "ganz Ohr sein"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "csupa fül"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "essere tutt'orecchi"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "ser todo ouvidos"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "zamieniać się w słuch"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "obratítʹsja v slux",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "обрати́ться в слух"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "ja vesʹ vnimanije",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "я весь внимание"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "roman": "pretvoriti se u uvo",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "претворити се у уво"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "ser todo oídos"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "vara idel öra"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "spetsa öronen"
    },
    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate",
      "word": "kulak kesilmek"
    }
  ],
  "word": "be all ears"
}

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