Today’s “Phrase of the Day” is “bend someone’s ears“ and its meaning is “to talk to someone for a long time (particularly about your problems) to cause him/her to get bored/annoyed; to talk to someone at length in order to insist him/her to do something”.
Example Sentence: Spare a thought for (remember/think about) Britain’s ministers and mandarins. Making the right call (decision) in the public interest isn’t always easy when they’re endlessly having their ears bent by those with vested interests (personal interest to get a benefit) in their decisions.
This phrase is present in The Guardian article The real scandal is that the revolving door between government and business is still open and click here to read it.
Courtesy: The Guardian