hang on someone's words

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hang on someone's words

Listen very attentively to someone. For example, You don't need to hang on his wordsjust remember the gist of it. It is also put as hang on to every word, as in Whenever Mother read their favorite book to them, the children hung on to every word.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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