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English definition of “have/keep your ear to the ground”

have/keep your ear to the ground

to pay attention to everything that is happening around you and to what people are sayingPaying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
(Definition of have/keep your ear to the ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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