Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 15, 2001
In Reply to: Keep our ears to the ground posted by AC on October 15, 2001
: Does anyone have a definition for this little cliche?? I need it for homework...due today of course!! Thanks anyone.
By keeping his ear to the ground, a cowboy could hear horses hooves
hitting the ground as a sign someone was on his way.
Your phrase means to be aware and to stop, look and listen.