Itching Ears

(To have). To have a longing desire to hear news, or some novelty.

“The time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts [or longings].” —2 Timothy iv. 3 (R.V.).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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