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and he appears to have the ear of Steve Jobs himself (not in the Blue Velvet sense, of course).

Does this mean he has lots of chances to talk to Steve Jobs?

If you have time, could you tell me what the bold part mean?

Thanks
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and he appears to have the ear of Steve Jobs himself (not in the Blue Velvet sense, of course).

Does this mean he has lots of chances to talk to Steve Jobs? exactly!

If you have time, could you tell me what the bold part mean? Sorry, just guessing. This has to be an allusion to the movie, which I haven't seen, but suspect might compare to the movie "Lust for Life," in which Vincent cuts off his ear. Perhaps in BV someone has physical possession of someone else's ear.

Edit. Google says a clean-cut college student comes across a rotting ear in an open field. (in the movie BV)

Thanks, Avangi.

It's interesting that this article has an extra explanation for what it says.

I think your guess is right on the money.
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I meant to add that having someone's ear means not only that you can talk to them, but also that they listen to you. (You were too quick for me.)
Avangi
I meant to add that having someone's ear means not only that you can talk to them, but also that they listen to you. (You were too quick for me.)

OK, thanks, Avangi.
to have some influence over someone
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Marius Hancuinfluence
I needed this word. Now I realize Avangi's second post implys about the same.

Thanks, Marius.
200 years ago, Jane Austen would have said
interest instead of influence
I couldn't fix my typo. (implys-->implies)

The editor doesn't properly get what I wrote.

EDIT: I see, the system was synchronizing two members posts. That's why this happned.

Thanks again, Marius.
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