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English definition of “walls have ears”

walls have ears

saying
something you say to warn someone that it is not safe to speak at that particular time because other people might be listeningNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
(Definition of walls have ears from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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