turn a deaf ear


turn a deaf ear
ignore, refuse to listen

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • turn a deaf ear (to) — ▪ To pretend not to have heard ▪ To ignore ● deaf To refuse to listen (to) ● ear * * * turn a deaf ear (to) phrase to refuse to listen to a warning, a request, or an attempt to change your attit …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn a deaf ear to — (something) to ignore what someone is saying. The Supreme Court said there was a need for action, but Congress has turned a deaf ear to the Court. Mei ling s father turned a deaf ear to any criticism of how he had taught his daughter …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn a deaf ear — If someone turns a deaf ear to you, they don t listen to you …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • turn a deaf ear — ► turn a deaf ear refuse to listen or respond. Main Entry: ↑deaf …   English terms dictionary

  • turn a deaf ear to — turn a deaf ear (to) 1. To pretend not to have heard 2. To ignore • • • Main Entry: ↑deaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn a deaf ear to — index ignore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • turn a deaf ear — phrasal : to refuse to listen * * * turn a deaf ear (to) 1. To pretend not to have heard 2. To ignore • • • Main Entry: ↑deaf turn a deaf ear To refuse to listen (to) • • • Main Entry: ↑ear * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn a deaf ear —    If someone turns a deaf ear to you, they don t listen to you.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    If you turn a deaf ear to something, you refuse to listen.     Sam turned a deaf ear to his wife s advice and went off in the rain without an… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • turn a deaf ear — to ignore someone when they complain or ask for something. In the past they ve tended to turn a deaf ear to such requests. (often + to) …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn a deaf ear to — pretend not to hear, refuse to hear The company turned a deaf ear to our demands for more money and holidays. Digest 20/2002 to ignore someone The child had been whining and crying all day. Eventually his mother turned a deaf ear and ignored him …   Idioms and examples

  • turn a deaf ear to — {v. phr.} To pretend not to hear; refuse to hear; not pay attention. * /Mary turned a deaf ear to Lois s asking to ride her bicycle./ * /The teacher turned a deaf ear to Bob s excuse./ Compare: COLD SHOULDER …   Dictionary of American idioms


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