be hearing things

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be hearing things

: to hear sounds that are not real
  • She swears she heard someone open the door, but I think she's just hearing things.

Word by Word Definitions

hearing play
  1. : the process, function, or power of perceiving sound

  2. : earshot

  3. : opportunity to be heard, to present one's side of a case, or to be generally known or appreciated

thing play things
  1. : an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

  3. : a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity


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