in one ear and out the other

in one ear and out the other
phrasal or in at one ear and out at the other
: through the mind without making an impression

everything you say to him goes in one ear and out the other

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heard but disregarded or quickly forgotten

whatever he tells me seems to go in one ear and out the other

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in one ear and out the other
: through someone's mind without being remembered or noticed

Everything you say to him goes in one ear and out the other. [=he doesn't listen to or remember what you say]

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Main Entry:ear
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in one ear and out the other — see ear, 1
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Main Entry:other

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  • in one ear and out the other —    If something goes in one ear and out the other, you forget it as soon as you ve heard it because it was too complicated, boring etc.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To say that information goes in one ear and comes out the othermeans… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • in one ear and out the other — If something goes in one ear and out the other, you forget it as soon as you ve heard it because it was too complicated, boring etc …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in one ear and out the other — phrasal through one s mind without making an impression < everything you say to him goes in one ear and out the other > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in one ear and out the other — not listening, hearing but not paying attention    The kids don t listen to me; it s in one ear and out the other! …   English idioms

  • in one ear and out the other — heard but not remembered. I d remind him about something and he d let it go in one ear and out the other …   New idioms dictionary

  • in one ear and out the other — See: GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one ear and out the other — See: GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • go in one ear and out the other — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be not really listened to or understood; be paid no attention. * /The teacher s directions to the boy went in one ear and out the other./ * /Mother scolded Martha, but it went in one ear and out the other./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go in one ear and out the other — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be not really listened to or understood; be paid no attention. * /The teacher s directions to the boy went in one ear and out the other./ * /Mother scolded Martha, but it went in one ear and out the other./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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