something goes in one ear and out the other

something goes in one ear and out the other
something goes in one ear and out the other informal phrase
used for saying that someone does not remember what you say or pay attention to it
Thesaurus: forgetful and forgetfulnesssynonym
Main entry: ear

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  • something goes in one ear and out the other — informal used for saying that someone does not remember what you say or pay attention to it …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • ear, in at one - and out at the other — Fashion is something that goes in one era and out the other …   English expressions

  • ear — [ ır ] noun *** 1. ) count one of the two parts at the sides of your head that you hear with: He whispered something in her ear. 2. ) singular the ability to hear and judge sounds: She has a very good ear for music. 3. ) count the part at the top …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ear — [[t]ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ ears 1) N COUNT Your ears are the two parts of your body, one on each side of your head, with which you hear sounds. He whispered something in her ear... I m having my ears pierced. 2) N SING: with supp, usu N for n If you… …   English dictionary

  • ear */*/*/ — UK [ɪə(r)] / US [ɪr] noun Word forms ear : singular ear plural ears 1) [countable] one of the two parts at the sides of your head that you hear with He whispered something in her ear. 2) [singular] the ability to hear and judge sounds She has a… …   English dictionary

  • ear — W2S2 [ıə US ır] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of your body)¦ 2¦(hearing)¦ 3¦(grain)¦ 4 smile/grin etc from ear to ear 5 6 a sympathetic ear 7 close/shut your ears to something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ear — noun 1 PART OF YOUR BODY (C) one of the organs on either side of your head that you hear with: Lou turned to Mark and whispered something in his ear. 2 HEARING (U) the ability to hear sounds: too high pitched to be heard by the human ear | have… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Cantos — by Ezra Pound is a long, incomplete poem in 120 sections, each of which is a canto . Most of it was written between 1915 and 1962, although much of the early work was abandoned and the early cantos, as finally published, date from 1922 onwards.… …   Wikipedia

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