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    Grow years (ears) ?

    Hello,

    I was listening to news about elections in the UK yesterday on CNN and I thought I heard them say, "Beaten politicians always grow years(ears?).." Did I hear correctly? What does this mean?

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    Re: Grow years (ears) ?

    What followed the word?

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    Re: Grow years (ears) ?

    Dear Anglika,

    To explain the context in more detai, there was a clip showing Gordon Brown saying something like the election results were disappointing but that they (Labor) must learn from their mistakes(listen to the voters voices) but that it was also important to move on. Then there was the comment by the commentator about beaten politicians . The commentator then said, "But the leader of the opposition says, " which was followed by a footage of David Cameron's saying that the Conservatives must not be content to just enjoy the benefit of the other party's defeat but that the party must gain support on its own merits.

    Thank you for your interest,

    YY


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    Re: Grow years (ears) ?

    Oh, yes. The humourous point is, so why didn't they listen to the voters before the election, so that voters didn't think that that party was 'out of touch' with the people? Did they not have ears to listen with?? Oh, so now they have taken a beating, and are threatened with defeat at the next national election, they are promising they will listen - how? - what with? - oh, they must be going to grow ears!

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