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ear to the ground

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Definition


To be alert and listening for information on a subject.

Context : Business
Category: Metaphor
Semantic: listen

Usage of “ear to the ground”

  1. Keep an ear to the ground when the new CTO comes in. I heard he wants to change our development methodologies

Examples of idiom “ear to the ground” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'SianyRanscombe'
    SianyRanscombe:

    @PaulCULLIFORD Good idea. Will keep ear to the ground (think that's the saying) in case anyone's got any & will let you know.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'louisesbell'
    louisesbell:

    @kitandcath Keep my ear to the ground for new and different events, look on websites etc. #phoenixtrading

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'cherylcatherine'
    cherylcatherine:

    RT @2ADu: "The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground."Sir Winston Churchill

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ERoseElliott'
    ERoseElliott:

    just about to go into Revolution Band practice! Keeps your ears to the ground for our new album recording in July!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Cafe_Brazil_DFW'
    Cafe_Brazil_DFW:

    @md2292 Keep your eyes open and ears to the ground w/ us--we'll give ya the heads ups!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'zwitscherhorst'
    zwitscherhorst:

    A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'SpadgeBirder'
    SpadgeBirder:

    Ok cool! Will keep my ears to the ground :-) looking forward to it :-)