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Earful   Listen

An outpouring of gossip.

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"Earful" Quotes from Famous Books

... Fifth Avenue he was congratulated upon having "said a mouthful." Beyond a mouthful, as an encomium of sagacity or sensationalism in speech, there is but one advance and that is when one says "an earful." ...
— Roving East and Roving West • E.V. Lucas

... had a little talk," said Brodie out of a short silence. "Without anybody's skirt listening in. Leave her back there, further from the front door, Jarrold. Where she can't get an earful, and where she can't make a getaway; you come on over ...
— The Everlasting Whisper • Jackson Gregory

... an earful that time," spoke Bud, in picturesque, western slang. "We'll have to let the bottle-breaker wait for a spell, until we size up this rustler question. We may have to get up a sheriff's posse and clean ...
— The Boy Ranchers on the Trail • Willard F. Baker

... Baird, please. Is this Mr. Baird? Well, Jeff, everything's jake. Yeah. The poor thing was pretty wild when he got here. First he began to bluff. He'd got an earful from someone, probably over on the lot. And he put it over on me for a minute, too. But he didn't last good. He was awful broke up when the end came. Bless his heart. But you bet I kissed the hurt place and made it well. How about him now? Jeff, I'm darned if I can ...
— Merton of the Movies • Harry Leon Wilson

Words linked to "Earful" :   rebuke, comment, reproval, reprimand, reprehension, reproof, scuttlebutt, gossip

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