Midas had the ears of an ass. The tale says Apollo and Pan had
a contest, and chose Midas to decide which was the better musician.
Midas gave sentence in favour of Pan; and Apollo, in disgust, changed
his ears into those of an ass.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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