ear to the ground


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ear to the ground

- It was early Native Americans who taught us to, literally, keep an ear to the ground to listen for horses' hooves as riders approached.
See also related terms for listen.
References in classic literature ?
So the man with the marvellous quick hearing lay down and, putting his ear to the ground, listened.
But with the coming of Peter, who hates lethargy, they are under way again: if you put your ear to the ground now, you would hear the whole island seething with life.
He dropped on his knees and clapped his ear to the ground.
And I found it as still as I had left it--so still that I pulled up there, my first halt, and lay with my ear to the ground for two or three minutes.
The herd, which features on this week's Ear To The Ground, take the plunge around four times a year when they brave the cold waters on the shores of Galway Bay.
RTE's Ear To The Ground talks this week to two workersmore evident who had never milked a cow before but now love their outdoor lives.
Each member of this volunteer group has considerable professional experience in official languages and has their ear to the ground of minority linguistic communities across the country.
Earlier, he served as business development manager for Atlantis Healthcare, and also brings experience from WG Consulting, Rainmaker Health Communications, and sports marketing agency, Ear to the Ground.
Nothing has been discussed yet about extending the loan but I'll keep my ear to the ground and see if anything comes up," said the 20-year-old.
And obviously it's got to be presented by a cutting-edge DJ, who has their ear to the ground to track down the best in new music.
This is just one of many events taking place across the area, so keep your ear to the ground to make sure you don't miss out on the festive fun
DubaiMunicipality will be keeping their ear to the ground next month as part of a campaign against noise pollution.