Prick Up Your Ears

The expression “prick up your ears” is used to describe listening carefully to something that is being said or that is happening around you.

Example in use: “Prick up your ears, because I’m about to tell you what to study for the final exam.”

 

 

Interesting fact

Fun fact: it is also the name of an 80s biographical film, starring Gary Oldman and Vanessa Redgrave, and directed by Stephen Frears.