Idiom – Music to my ears

  • Idiom – Music to my ears
  • Meaning – Very pleasing information or news. If something is music to your ears you are very happy to hear it!
Other expressions featuring ears:
  • All ears – To listen intently.
  • Bend your ear – To talk a lot to someone, usually about a problem.
  • Ears are burning – This expression is used when somebody has been talking about you. “Were your ears burning last night? We were gossiping about your latest relationship!
  • Have your ear to the ground – To listen out for something, to be well-informed.
  • In one ear and out the other
  • Lend an ear – To listen to someone, usually about a problem.
  • Nothing between the ears – To be stupid or gormless.
  • Play it by ear
  • The walls have ears – A warning that somebody may be listening to what you say.
  • Up to my ears in something – To be very busy doing something.

Have you heard any others?


When could you use this idiom?

  • Your friend is getting married.
  • A teacher tells you that you’ve passed an important exam.
  • Your boss informs you that you have a big promotion.
  • Somebody gives you some awesome news!
  • “I’ve got the job? That’s music to my ears!”
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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