Idiom of the Week: All Ears

Meaning: To be paying attention; to be listening carefully.

Example:

Go ahead and speak – I’m all ears.

The customer service representative said she was all ears when the customer told her he had a problem.

“Are you listening to me?” “Of course! I’m all ears!”

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of all ears?

A.  Inattentive

B.  Focused

C.  Attentive

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. To be all ears is to be paying attention, so inattentive would be the opposite.

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