Idiom: Lend Me Your Ear

Meaning of “Lend Me Your Ear“:
-To politely ask for someone’s full attention. “Lend me your ear” is a polite way of asking for a person’s full attention to listen to what you will say. Example: “Could you lend me your ear for a minute? I need to talk with you about something.”

Usage of “Lend Me Your Ear“:
- Eric, lend me your ear for just a second. While I’m sure the guys on the U-23s appreciate the solidarity, no one’s saying you can’t watch the Olympics at … (Bleacher Report – Mar 30, 2012).
- I double dare you to lend me your ear. Take off your high hat and let’s get friendly. Don’t be a scaredy cat, say whaddaya care, can’tcha take a dare? (NPR – Mar 26, 2012).
- Acolytes of Surrealism, lend me your ear. If you’ve been looking to make contact with the ghosts of Andre Breton, Max Ernst and Salvador Dali, … (Discovery News – April 14, 2012).

Origin of “Lend Me Your Ear“:
- This phrase is thought to be originated from Julias Caesar. William Shakespeare used lend me your ear in the play Julius Caesar when Mark Antony says: “Friends, Romans, countrymen; lend me your ear.”