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ear

1 noun ANATcluas fem2ear infection ionfhabhtú cluaise 2 noun for music etccluas fem2she has a good listening ear tá cluas mhaith éisteachta uirthihe has an ear for music tá cluas mhaith cheoil air, tá cluas mhaith aige don cheol
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3 noun willingness to listencluas fem2he turned a deaf ear to my request thug sé an chluas bhodhar do m'achainíshe listened to them with only half an ear ní raibh ach leathchluas aici leo 4 noun BOTdias fem2croithleog fem2  c m uear of barley dias eorna
phrases

to be all ears

informalcluas le héisteacht a bheith ortdo chluasa a bheith ar biorhe was all ears bhí cluas le héisteacht air, bhí sé ag éisteacht go cúramach

to be out on your ear

informalshe's out on her ear tá sí caite amach, tá bata agus bóthar faighte aici, tugadh bata agus bóthar di

between the ears

informalidir an dá chluasshe has nothing between the ears níl rud ar bith idir an dá chluas aici

by ear

1 MUSón gcluasde réir na cluaise 2 without a planwe'll play it by ear feicfimid linn, feicfimid cad a tharlóidh

from ear to ear

ó chluas go cluas

to go in one ear and out the other

it went in one ear and out the other chuaigh sé isteach cluas amháin agus amach an chluas eile, tugadh an chluas bhodhar dó

to have sb's ear

he has the ear of the Taoiseach tugann an Taoiseach aird air

to have sth coming out of your ears

informalI had sweets coming out of my ears bhí milseáin ag teacht amach ar mo dhá chluas, bhí mé tinn tuirseach de mhilseáin

to keep your ear to the ground

(also

to have your ear to the ground

) cluas le héisteacht a bheith ortdo chluasa a choinneáil oscailte

keep your ears open

bíodh cluas le héisteacht ortcoinnigh do chluasa oscailtená bíodh méar i gcluas agat

your ears are burning

his ears were burning bhí a chluasa dearg

to be up to your ears

I'm up to my ears tá mé an-ghnóthachthey were up to their ears in Irish culture bhí siad sáite i gcultúr na hÉireann

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