Posted by ESC on November 12, 2000
In Reply to: Meaning posted by Tom on November 12, 2000
: what does the phrase, " pin your ears back" mean?
I could not find this expression in my reference books. But to me it means someone (a parent for example) giving another (a child, etc.) a verbal reprimand or "talking to." A "tongue lashing." I am guessing that it comes from a horse laying its ears back with it's startled.
Anyone have any other ideas?