ears\ burn

informal
To feel embarrassment or shame at hearing others talk about you.

Joan overheard the girls criticizing her and it made her ears burn.

Joe's ears burned when he heard his classmates praising him to each other.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • ears burn — {informal} To feel embarrassment or shame at hearing others talk about you. * /Joan overheard the girls criticizing her and it made her ears burn./ * /Joe s ears burned when he heard his classmates praising him to each other./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ears burn — {informal} To feel embarrassment or shame at hearing others talk about you. * /Joan overheard the girls criticizing her and it made her ears burn./ * /Joe s ears burned when he heard his classmates praising him to each other./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make your ears burn —    If something makes your ears burn, you are embarrassed by what you hear, especially if the conversation is about you.     The comments I overheard made my ears burn …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make one's ears burn — See: EARS BURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make one's ears burn — See: EARS BURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ one's\ ears\ burn — See: ears burn …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make someone's ears burn — To discuss someone in his or her absence • • • Main Entry: ↑ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn — See: EARS BURN, KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING, MONEY TO BURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn — See: ears burn, keep the home fires burning, money to burn …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Burn — Joshua Harold, 1892–1981. See B. and Rand theory. * * * burn bərn vb, burned bərnd, bərnt or burnt bərnt; burn·ing vi 1) to produce or undergo discomfort or pain <iodine burns so> <ears burning from the cold …   Medical dictionary

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