Within earshot

Do you know the English expression to be “within earshot“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Cal: I heard Michael got a bad score on the test last week.

Jean: Shh! He’s just over there within earshot! He’ll be upset if you talk about him!

Does it mean:

a) to be sensitive to criticism

b) to be close enough to hear

c) to be annoyed if someone talks about one

d) to want to listen

The answer is below!↓

 

Answer: b) to be close enough to hear