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pricked up one's ears

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to pay attention especially through the act of hearing
  • He pricked up his ears when he heard us discussing pizza for dinner.

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“Pricked up one's ears.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pricked%20up%20one%27s%20ears. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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