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ears are flapping

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 ​yourconversation.
(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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