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ears are flapping

informal
If you say that someone's ears are flapping, you mean that they are trying to hear what you are saying, even though they are not part of your conversation.
(Definition of ears are flapping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ears are flapping”
in Chinese (Simplified) 竖着耳朵偷听…
in Chinese (Traditional) 豎起耳朵偷聽…
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