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.
me too
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
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.
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
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.
got a lot on his plate
exp.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
exp.
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event
n.
دعني على اطلاع او منخرط في الموضوع
n.
to support your family
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
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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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