ears are burning

Ears are burning
If your ears are burning, you sense or know that people somewhere else are talking about you in an unpleasant way.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • ears are burning — ◇ If your ears are burning or you feel your ears burning, you have the feeling that other people are talking about you. (humorous) “We were talking about you last night.” “That explains why I felt my ears burning.” • • • Main Entry: ↑ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • ears are burning — the ears in your mind hear people talking about you    How did you know we were talking about you? Because my ears were burning! …   English idioms

  • someone's ears are burning — someone’s ears are burning phrase if you say that someone’s ears are burning, you mean that other people are talking about them Thesaurus: expressions used when repeating your own or someone else s wordssynonym Main entry: ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • somebody's ears are burning — sb s ˈears are burning idiom a person thinks that other people are talking about them, especially in an unkind way • ‘I bumped into your ex wife last night.’ ‘I thought I could feel my ears burning!’ Main entry: ↑earidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone's ears are burning — if you say that someone s ears are burning, you mean that other people are talking about them …   English dictionary

  • one's ears are burning — ► one s ears are burning one is subconsciously aware of being talked about. Main Entry: ↑ear …   English terms dictionary

  • one's ears are burning — one is subconsciously aware of being talked about. → ear …   English new terms dictionary

  • one's ears are burning — one is subconsciously aware of being talked about or criticized …   Useful english dictionary

  • ears —    The idea that your ear or cheek burning or itching is a sign that someone is talking about you is still generally known, if not actually believed. The belief is of considerable age, being included by Pliny (Natural History, (ad 77), xxviii).… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • feel your ears burning — feel your ˈears burning idiom to think or imagine that other people are talking about you Main entry: ↑feelidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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