in one ear and out the other

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)
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   To say that information goes in one ear and comes out the othermeans that it is immediately forgotten or ignored.
   

I keep telling him about the risks but it goes in one ear and out the other. He never listens!


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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 …   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

  • in\ one\ ear\ and\ out\ the\ other — See: go in one ear and out the other …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

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