bug\ in\ one's\ ear

n. phr. informal
A hint; secret information given to someone to make him act; idea.

I saw Mary at the jeweler's admiring the diamond pin; I'll put a bug in Henry's ear.


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

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