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talk someone's ear off English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Oct 28 2010


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“You have to stop! You’ve talked my ear off!”

- Jason, after listening to Ella’s extreme story.

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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talk too much, make the listener tired

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Listening doesn’t usually take all that much work. Your ears just kind of do it for you. But if someone just keeps talking and talking and talking, it can get extreme. You and your ears can get tired.

When someone talks to you for much longer than you would like to listen, you can say that person talked your ear off. This can happen on the bus or at a bar. Someone says hello to you, and soon they’re telling you their life story. You never can tell when a stranger is about to talk your ear off.

Your friends and family members can talk your ear off as well. That’s what happens to Jason. He shows Ella some big ears he got and they remind her of something that happened to her when she was young. Her story just goes on and on. Jason listens for hours. Finally, he gets angry. It’s not fun to have someone talk your ear off!

When is the last time someone talked your ear off? Have you ever talked anyone’s ear off?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I thought it would be a quick meeting, but it took a long time. They talked my ear off.”

“Be careful. My grandfather is nice, but he’ll talk your ear off if you let him.”

“The date would have gone better if I hadn’t talked her ear off. I need to learn to listen more.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

chomo keep talking and talking!
by chomo
Dess to weary someone by talking,blabing, jabbering, twaddling
by Dess
To talk someone's ear off is to talk over and over and over to someone till he ges angry !
by Mariam Hamdy
mr.goddy talk too much that make one uneasy
by mr.goddy
Lst Talk too much. Similar to a verb yap.
by Lst
to talk someone's ear off means to make him feel tired of listening you.
by monacovalentina
talk too much
by Victimbaggio
Manu4 When someone have talked enough to exhaust you
by Manu4
sajithbc talk to someone endlessly
by sajithbc
coolplanet talk too much
by coolplanet
Gaby313 when someone speaks so much that it gets annoying, they talk your ear off.
by Gaby313

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh I really hate talkative people.

06:58 PM Nov 05 2012 |




talk too much that the person can´t stand going on to hear more the same topic over and over again.

08:37 PM Jul 03 2011 |




07:25 PM Jul 01 2011 |



I have never talked anyone’s ear off, because I know how that is boring. People who like to talk to much, like a monolegue, think they are the center of the universe. When I observe that a person likes to talk to much and make the listener tired, I don’t start a conversation with him/her.

06:36 PM Jul 01 2011 |

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lolololo  this slamg is very interesting

well, the last time that someone talked my ear off , it was the last week i was in a bus and one of my classmates of high school sat down by my side, i don’t  know why she sat down there ‘cause we didn’t use to talk alot at the school, so she started talking about her new future projects she mensioned alot of until i arrived to the place i had to get out.

if i need a bus to go the any place and she is in that one, i will not get in ‘cause i don’t wanna listen a new longer future plans or projects.

11:28 PM May 20 2011 |


United Arab Emirates

talking too much especially with someone who wants to show off , so it becomes boring and somehow a nonsense and lies .

08:04 PM Feb 27 2011 |



Some people like to talk a lot about something that could get bored. But Some of them talk my ears off when they insist on talking on the same subject for long.

02:51 PM Jan 27 2011 |




This is bad :P What bother me is when a same story is told several times! hehe So this talks my ears off! :P hehe Besides,usually I like to listen to a interesting story :)

06:53 PM Jan 02 2011 |



lol lmao 

10:04 PM Nov 18 2010 |



ohhhh my gosh

10:38 AM Nov 13 2010 |


Dominican Republic

you could even take a nap and waking up and the person is still talking. talking you ear off . damn,  stop talking too much.

01:18 AM Nov 09 2010 |




SmileTalk till the monkey sleepSmile

01:20 PM Nov 07 2010 |

Syrian Arab Republic

hi i love every body


01:20 AM Nov 05 2010 |




This is a story usually showed with our daily life, but it is a nice idea to ignore that something is boring for us with smile.

I like englishbaby so much, I learnt a lot here from the lessones and friends, and I am thankful.

06:03 AM Nov 03 2010 |




ella speaks funny hehehe , she is talkative
jason should have put adhesive tape in ella's mouth


03:12 PM Nov 01 2010 |




sooooooooooooooo funnnny

01:37 PM Oct 30 2010 |



Russian Federation

Yes, some people have this problem. Especially old one's. By the way women also like to talk a lot, even too much:) But it's better to listen to your gf if you care about her 'cause she really need it. Just listen. 

10:16 AM Oct 30 2010 |



Russian Federation

How to remember this ideom? Oh, it's easy. Imagine that you are talking to someone's ear and it's lighting when you start talking. But you talk and talk, talk and talk. So finally it's turn off. Congratulations. You talk this ear off.Smile

10:08 AM Oct 30 2010 |


Viet Nam

go on and go on

06:16 AM Oct 30 2010 |



so, so tired u mean!

04:09 AM Oct 30 2010 |

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