all eyes and ears

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To be attentive.

Etymology:

  • A calque of French tout yeux, tout oreilles "to be all eyes, all ears", etc.; originally found only in translations of French works. Compare all eyes, all ears.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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todos los ojos y oídos

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