your ears must be burning Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “your ears must be burning” in the English Dictionary

"your ears must be burning" in British English

See all translations

your ears must be burning

UK informal something that you say to someone who is being ​talked about: All this ​talk about Emma - her ​ears must be ​burning!
(Definition of your ears must be burning from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “your ears must be burning”
in Chinese (Simplified) (因为被人议论)耳朵发热,发窘…
in Chinese (Traditional) (因爲被人議論)耳根發熱,發窘…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More