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    prick up one’s ears

    Dear teachers,

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

    Monsieur Poopoo pricked up his ears at this, and was lost in astonishment.
    prick up one’s ears = be all ears Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: prick up one’s ears

    Yes. He heard something of great importance to him, and he listened with great attention in the hopes of learning more details.

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