have a word in someone's ear

have a word in someone's ear
have a word in (someone's) ear to talk to someone privately, especially in order to give them advice or a warning.

The boss had a word in his ear after the last meeting and I don't think he'll be raising the subject again.


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  • have a word in someone's ear — ► have a word in someone s ear speak to someone privately and discreetly. Main Entry: ↑word …   English terms dictionary

  • have a word in someone's ear — verb a) To speak to someone in private. b) When you get a moment Id like to have a word in your ear. Syn: have a quiet word, shell like …   Wiktionary

  • have a word in someone's ear — Brit. speak to someone privately and discreetly. → word …   English new terms dictionary

  • a word in someone's ear — A private word with someone • • • Main Entry: ↑ear a word in someone s ear A confidential conversation • • • Main Entry: ↑word * * * a word in someone s ear see ↑word, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a word in ear — have a word in (someone s) ear to talk to someone privately, especially in order to give them advice or a warning. The boss had a word in his ear after the last meeting and I don t think he ll be raising the subject again …   New idioms dictionary

  • word — ► NOUN 1) a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used to form sentences with others. 2) a remark or statement. 3) (a word) even the smallest amount of something spoken or written: don t believe a word. 4) (words) angry talk.… …   English terms dictionary

  • word — noun 1》 a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used to form sentences with others. 2》 a remark or statement.     ↘[with negative] (a word) even the smallest amount of something spoken or written: don t believe a word.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ear — noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ inner, middle ▪ external, outer ▪ big …   Collocations dictionary

  • word — word1 W1S1 [wə:d US wə:rd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(unit of language)¦ 2 somebody s words 3 have a word 4 want a word 5 not hear/understand/believe a word 6 without (saying) a word 7 say a word/say a few words 8 a word of warning/caution/advice/thanks etc 9… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • word — 1 noun LANGUAGE/STH YOU SAY OR WRITE 1 (C) the smallest unit of language that people can understand if it is said or written on its own: Write an essay of about five hundred words. | There were a lot of words in the film I couldn t understand. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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