March 19, 2006

hear someone out

Posted in Idioms at 11:09 pm by Feng

hear someone out — to listen to someone’s talk until the end [dict]

In Prison Break, Michael wanted to rescue his death-sentenced brother, Lincoln, out of the prison. He told the prison doctor, Sara — who had a feeling for him — that his brother was innocent and an amnesty from her governor father was needed. However, Sara found it hard to believe that Lincoln was actually framed by the US vice-president. So Michael implored her to contact Lincoln’s lawyer, Veronica, who had all the evidence. Later, Veronica came to the prison to visit Michael and Lincoln. She told Michael that Sara had contacted her. “Did she hear you out?” Michael asked eagerly. After getting the affirmative answer, he felt relieved.

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