pricking up one's ears


present participle of prick up one's ears
as in listening
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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pricking up one's ears


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“Pricking up one's ears.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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