Extra examples He diplomatically moved out of earshot. He said nothing, for the policeman was still within earshot. I waited until Molly was out of earshot before I told them my news.Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//ˈɪəʃɒt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪrʃɑːt//
too far away to hear somebody/something or to be heard We waited until Ted was safely out of earshot before discussing it.
out of earshot (of somebody/something)jump to other results
near enough to hear somebody/something or to be heard As she came within earshot of the group, she heard her name mentioned.
within earshot (of somebody/something)jump to other results