describes the process of who listening to something or appearing to listen to something yet not payment attention, retaining or acting on the information

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Related words and also phrases:

avoid, discount, disdain, disregard, evade, forget, ignore, minimize, neglect, omit, overlook, pass, reject, scorn, skip, slight, rotate


Idiom script 1

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Two teachers room talking in the teacher's lounge ...

Teacher 1: you know, that seems choose I tell mine students the same thing ten times in a row.

Teacher 2: Me too. I store repeating myself over and also over and also when ns ask mine students what I've simply said, they just sit over there with empty expressions.

Teacher 1: It's prefer it goes in one ear and out the other.


Idiom scenario 2

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Two parents room talking about their son, Johnny ...

Dad: Did friend ask Johnny to clean his room?

Mom: Yes. Ns asked him yesterday.

Dad: Well, he just asked me because that his allowance and also I asked him if he had cleaned his room.

Mom: ns told the yesterday the if that didn't clean his room, that wouldn't acquire his allowance.

Dad: His room isn't clean so ns didn't offer him his allowance.

Mom: whatever we say to him just goes in one ear and also out the other. The doesn't listen.


to go in one ear and also out the other - Usage:

formalX->informal

Usage Frequency Index: 106
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to walk in one ear and also out the other - Gerund Form:

Going in one ear and out the various other seems to be what happens to a many unsolicited advice.

to go in one ear and out the other - Examples:

1) I provide my son an excellent advice yet it goes in one ear and also out the other.

2) You offer your boss an excellent ideas i m sorry go in one ear and out the other.

3) that listens yet does he hear because it all appears to go in one ear and out the other.

4) She appears to be alert and listening yet it just goes in one ear and out the other.

5) that goes in one ear and out the other.

6) we pretend to listen to the coach yet it simply goes in one ear and also out the other.

7) friend (all) need to listen carefully, not simply let it go in one ear and out the other.

8) they nod and also smile however the information goes in one ear and also out the other.

9) v these species of world your words often go in one ear and out the other though. Reason have the right to not transform a person.

10) However, specifically with Glenn, this idea appeared to go in one ear and out the other.

11) Well, friend don't hear that and have that go in one ear and out the other, for me anyway.

12) It appears to go in one ear and out the other. It might be cultural as she is Jamaican.

13) native of comfort go in one ear and out the other.

14) Many civilization only psychic the music and also the words simply go in one ear and out the other, no matter who it is who is speaking.

15) I typically can permit advice go in one ear and out the other or take it what I want (if unsolicited).

16) Really with me it simply goes in one ear and out the other, its simply hodge podge of nonsense crap.

17) The news just goes in one ear and out the other and you never really know what come think of anything.

18) through some people, talk about environmental affect goes in one ear and out the other.

19) that seems favor what you try to to speak goes in one ear and out the other immediately.

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20) i learned to attend to him. Every little thing he says goes in one ear and out the other. I have actually no advice to provide him ~ above anything.