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for to perk up one''s ears
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Perk \Perk\ (p[~e]rk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perked (p[~e]rkt);
p. pr. & vb. n. Perking.] [Cf. W. percu to trim, to make
To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a
jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up
one's head. --Cowper. --Sherburne.
to perk up one's ears to begin to listen attentively; --
usually used when something of interest is mentioned in
some discourse, after one's attention had lapsed; as, he
perked up his ears when he heard his name mentioned.
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