go in one ear and out the other

go in one ear and out the other
go in ˈone ear and out the ˈother idiom
(informal) (of information, etc.) to be forgotten quickly

Everything I tell them just goes in one ear and out the other.

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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

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go in one ear and out the other — if information goes in one ear and out the other, the person who is told it forgets it immediately because they do not listen carefully enough. You know what it s like when you re told a whole list of names they just go in one ear and out the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go in one ear and out the other — verb Said of something that is heard but not attended to; (someone) failed to pay attention He told me who he saw, but it went in one ear and out the other …   Wiktionary

  • 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 * * * heard but disregarded or quickly forgotten whatever he tells me seems to go in one ear …   Useful 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

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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