American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An abundant or excessive amount of something heard, such as talk or music.
- n. Gossip, especially of an intimate or scandalous nature.
- n. A scolding or reprimand.
- n. a severe scolding
- n. an outpouring of gossip
“Yeah, I know this is early in the process and hopefully when they go home for their August recess the senators and representatives will get an earful from the majority of people who clearly want something better than what they have right now.”
“I was on an Alaskan cruise two years ago and got an earful from a New Jersey woman who'd moved to Hillsboro and was outraged by the airport.”
“Its going to be a long, busy Summer for incumbent Blue Dogs back home ... they are going to get an earful from the voters!”
“Good, maybe an earful from the folks at home will put the stops on this wild spending frenzy that we can't afford.”
“FTC gets an earful from the public on DRM, practically all of it anti -”
“A leading newspaper editorial stated that the federal interior minister, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, during his visit to Beijing, got an earful from the Chinese minister of public security, Zhou Yongkang Zhou, who asked Pakistan for the umpteenth time to protect Chinese nationals working in Pakistan.”
“Our image chief just isn't feeling the love: U.S. goodwill envoy Karen Hughes got a earful from a group of mostly female Indonesian Muslim students on Friday, who expressed anger at the U. S.-led invasion of Iraq and attacked Washington's foreign policies.”
“I’ll bet she’s had an earful from the koolaid mixers.”
“Southeast Asian foreign ministers gave Myanmar's military-run government an "earful" while demanding that it hold free and fair elections - a rare stand by the cautious group often accused of overlooking rights abuses in member nations.”
“Foreign ministers gave Nyan Win an "earful" from the opening dinner onwards, ASEAN secretary general Surin Pitsuwan told Asia Times Online on the sidelines of the meeting.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘earful’.
Words or Sayings from the 1920's or whatever that no one really uses anymore (at least in that context).
Words that make other words with the addition of one letter at the beginning. The resulting words are tagged "behead".
My big word list.
Ear words and phrases. A companion piece to b-see--the-eyes-have-it-b and the-nose-knows.
Divisive devices; emissary of Momus.
eyeful, I-ful, i beamful, eifel
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