earful earful

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an outpouring of gossip
  2. (n) a severe scolding

Usage(s):

  1. He was my agent for a time, so I did get an eyeful and an earful of Ari Emanuel that is for sure.
  2. Five nights a week, Fox News's pugnacious Bill O'Reilly gives viewers an earful of whatever's on his mind--and they can take it or leave it.
  3. But when Netanyahu came to Washington last month, even reliably pro-Israel Jewish members of Congress gave him an earful on settlements.

News

  1. DEARBORN: Council clears way for medical office over resident’s strong objection

    DEARBORN — The City Council voted 5-0 June 11 to rezone seven lots to accommodate a proposed medical office building, but not without getting an earful from a nearby resident.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  2. Alleged mismanagement of Monarch Fire District sparks taxpayer ire

    (KMOV.com) -- Frustrations are at a boiling point over how tax dollars were spent by the Monarch Fire Protection District. The troubled department got an earful Thursday from a taxpayer watchdog group. The district, which covers Creve Coeur to Chesterfield and Wildwood has been plagued with accusations of mismanagement for some time. New staff has been brought in, but the sins of the past are ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KMOV St. Louis

  3. Officials balk at proposed Rockingham County dispatch fees

    Police and fire chiefs and local officials from several Rockingham County towns gave county commissioners an earful Wednesday over a proposal to charge a fee for using the county's dispatch center.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

Quotes

  1. It's hard to see what an Ahmadinejad meeting would gain, McCain said, "except an earful of anti-Semitic rants, and a worldwide audience for a man who denies one Holocaust and talks before frenzied crowds about starting another."
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: USA Today

  2. "This fight isn't over," said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). "I guarantee you the people who voted for this bill are going to get an earful when they finally get home for the first time since Thanksgiving. They know there...
    on Dec 24, 2009 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I didn't feel like sitting next to him and hearing him talking trash about the Knicks," Bryant said with a chuckle. "That was added incentive as well - seriously. He's going to get an earful tonight."
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: Kobe Bryant Source: New York Times

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