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
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • In and out — In In, adv. 1. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One Thousand and One Nights — Arabian Nights redirects here. For other uses, see Arabian Nights (disambiguation). For other uses, see One Thousand and One Nights (disambiguation). Arab World …   Wikipedia

  • ear — See: ABOUT ONE S EARS or AROUND ONE S EARS, BELIEVE ONE S EARS, DRY BEHIND THE EARS, FLEA IN ONE S EAR, GIVE AN EAR TO or LEND AN EAR TO, GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER, JUG EARED, LITTLE PITCHERS HAVE BIG EARS, MUSIC TO ONE S EARS, PIN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ear — See: ABOUT ONE S EARS or AROUND ONE S EARS, BELIEVE ONE S EARS, DRY BEHIND THE EARS, FLEA IN ONE S EAR, GIVE AN EAR TO or LEND AN EAR TO, GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER, JUG EARED, LITTLE PITCHERS HAVE BIG EARS, MUSIC TO ONE S EARS, PIN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • other — See: EACH OTHER, EVERY OTHER, GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE or GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL, GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER, LAUGH ON THE WRONG SIDE OF ONE S MOUTH or LAUGH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • other — See: EACH OTHER, EVERY OTHER, GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE or GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL, GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER, LAUGH ON THE WRONG SIDE OF ONE S MOUTH or LAUGH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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