lend me your ears! definition, lend me your ears! meaning | English dictionary

lend me your ears! exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
calm down!
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
n.
bon appétit !
n.
çà me prend la tête
n.
me too
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
n.
Bon débarras !
n.
bonne année !
n.
çà donne !
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
n.
casse_toi !
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
n.
got a lot on his plate
exp.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
exp.
she's excited !
n.
bouche cousue !
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
n.
çà va être sympa !
n.
çà ne me dit rien
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
n.
çà me fait froid dans le dos
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lend

  

      vb   , lends, lending, lent  
1    tr   to permit the use of (something) with the expectation of return of the same or an equivalent  
2    to provide (money) temporarily, often at interest  
3    intr   to provide loans, esp. as a profession  
4    tr   to impart or contribute (something, esp. some abstract quality)  
her presence lent beauty     
5    tr   to provide, esp. in order to assist or support  
he lent his skill to the company     
6    lend an ear   to listen  
7    lend itself   to possess the right characteristics or qualities for  
the novel lends itself to serialization     
8    lend oneself   to give support, cooperation, etc.  
     (C15 lende (originally the past tense), from Old English lænan, from læn loan1; related to Icelandic lana, Old High German lehanon)  
  lender      n  


lend-lease  
      n   (during World War II) the system organized by the U.S. in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany  
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