hear from

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hear from

  1. Receive a letter, call, or other communication from someone, as in I haven't heard from my daughter in two weeks. [Early 1300s]

  2. Be reprimanded by, as in If you don't get home on time, you'll be hearing from your father. [Late 1800s]

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