1. happen to hear [overhear]
    • そんなことを小耳に挟んだことがある
    • I have heard tell of such things.
    • ちょっと小耳に挟んだのですが近く結婚なさるそうですね
    • 「I heard a rumor [《口》 A little bird(ie) told me] that you are going to get married soon.