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Keep our ears to the ground

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.