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    bend somebody's ear

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Keep away from him because he’ll bend your ear for hours if given the chance.

    bend somebody’s ear = engage someone in conversation; fall into conversation with someone

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: bend somebody's ear

    bend somebody’s ear = engage someone in conversation; fall into conversation with someone
    Yes - to the point of inducing boredom.

    Rover

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