What does “all ears” mean in English? Learn how to use this slang correctly.
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“All ears” has a very simple meaning.
It means that you are listening attentively. You’re listening carefully to what the speaker is saying to you.
This can be used in a formal setting when you’re with your colleagues at work
or you can simply use it when you’re at home talking to your mom and dad.
The most common way we use this is by saying, “I’m all ears.”
This is something that usually the listener will say in order to encourage the other person to say what they want to say.
Let’s say that my father wants to tell me about a new project he’s been doing at work.
He could start to introduce that topic a little bit and then I could say, “Okay, I’m all ears.”
And then, when I say “I’m all ears,” I’ll drop whatever I’m doing. If I’m using my phone, I’ll put it down. “Okay, I’m all ears.”
It’s like a way to say I’m finished doing or thinking about whatever I was doing and now
I’m going to pay attention to you and only listen to you.
You could use this term when referring to another person, such as, “Are you all ears?”
However, it’s not so common to say it that way.
The most common way is to use it when you’re referring to yourself.
“I’m all ears.”
Okay, well I hope that this short video was helpful and that now you can use the term “all ears” and
also understand it when other people use it.
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