Definition of have or keep an ear to the ground in English:

have (or keep) an ear to the ground

Be well informed about events and trends: the good leader has his ear to the ground and will know when real doubts are growing
More example sentences
  • I understand that righteous anger fuels the funny, and that you have to work at keeping an ear to the ground and respond to what the audience wants to hear.
  • So what if Sven has been keeping an ear to the ground about what might be next for him?
  • The experts in transport, who have an ear to the ground, concur that many countries that held on to the railway system have been wiser than the ones that closed them to save money.
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