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    Bear to Hear

    What's the meaning of this idiom, expression?

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    Re: Cannot bear to hear ...

    It probably means someone doesn't want to hear...

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    Re: Bear to Hear

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    What's the meaning of this idiom, expression?
    That's not an idiom. It's not even an expression. I assume you have seen it in a full sentence. It would be helpful if you posted the whole sentence.

    On the assumption that it said something like "He could not bear to hear the news" then it means that he couldn't stand to hear the news, he couldn't endure it, he had no tolerance for it. It is simply a combination of the verbs "to bear" and "to hear" in one sentence.

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