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Meaning: eager to listen; attentive Origin: The ear is the organ by which a person hears. So, if we figuratively say that "you are all ears," it means that at that moment you are keenly listening to whatever is being said. It's as if no other part of your body mattered except your ears. This idiom is about three centuries old. Waiting with excitement to hear what the person has to say. Example: "You said you had something important to tell me. I'm all ears!"
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In the early days of newspapers, when newspapers were the primary method of delivering the news, when something big happened, the publisher would not only publish the normal d…aily paper, but would also publish an Extra. The newspapers were sold on the street, often by newsboys, who had a stack of papers and would sell them to passersby. When an Extra came out, they would chant "Extra! Extra! Read all about it!" to call attention to the fact that something big has happened, and an Extra paper has been published.
it means that when one person is talking to you so much you gotta chew your ear off
1996 Summer Olympics when Kerri Strug was preparing to do a vault with a broken ankle, the camera flashed to her coach, Bela Karolyi shouting "You can do it!" With a Russian a…ccent. It was parodied shortly thereafter by numerous Adam Sandler films, most recognizably Rob Sneider's line in "The Water Boy".
In the UK, street newspaper vendors in the late afternoon or evening would use the call 'Extra, extra, read all about it' to announce there was a 'breaking news' type st…ory and it was thought to be so interesting that the newspaper publishers had run an extra edition over and above the usual ones to make readers aware of this important news story. In the process, the vendors and the publishers would obviously sell more newspapers and hopefully their readers might even buy a second copy of the paper that day or, if it was a scoop, the paper with the extra edition would be bought instead of the competition.
'Bare all' is literal, colloquial and contemporaneous. There is neither imagery nor symbolism.
"A good time was had by all" was the title of a book of poems by a Miss Stevie Smith in 1937. According to "A dictionary of catch phrases" (see related link) Miss Sm…ith's book popularized the phrase, but Smith herself had taken it from parish magazines, where reports of church picnics would end with that phrase.
These are the first words in the book Commentarii de Bello Gallico by Julius Caesar, known to all second-year Latin students as Caesar's Gallic Wars.
I'm unsure of when it originated, however, the meaning is stated below. "Getting your ears lowered" is a common slang term used in the English language for getting a haircut…. Someone may say, "Did you get your ears lowered?" or, "I got my ears lowered yesterday." The term originates from the appearance of a larger distance between your ears and the ends of your hair when your hair is cut shorter, resulting in the illusion that your ears are lowered.
It originated in Nigeria and went viral soon after in Liberia amongst Christians facing terrible persecution, torture, murder and other harassment from the community around th…em. You can read more here: http://stpaulgreensboro.org/pastor/documents/04_29_12Sermon.pdf
It means very happy. Like dad was smiling from ear to ear as he held the new baby.
Street vendors that rely on pleasant outdoor weather for foot traffic (passersby) will "stay open" or "be here all day unless it rains"
This term actually came from a '60's commercial. A character in the commercial asks the main character "How do you do that?" He's replies, "It's all in the wrists" I think… was a "Livesavers" commercial or something. My memory isn't what it used to be.
Meaning everyone's help is needed to complete a lot of work in a short period of time. It is a nautical term that requires all seamen of all watches to appear on deck, origina…ting in the early days of sailing ships
The words are of Old English origin, the original for 'sundry' was 'syndrig' meaning separate and apart. In the 12th Century the phrase emerged meaning 'odds and ends'
The phrase "One for All" is a partial from phase "All for one and one for all". It originates from Latin. It is known as the traditional motto in Switzerland.
The origin of the phrase 'All for one, and one for all' is that it comes from The Three Musketeers. The novel was written by Alexandre Dumas in the year 1844.