a flea in ear

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a flea in (one's) ear

A sharp, strident, or disconcerting reproof or rebuff. She gave me a flea in my ear over my spending habits. I'll be sure to put a flea in his ear the next time I see him!
See also: ear, flea

a flea in (one's) ear

An annoying hint or a stinging rebuke.
See also: ear, flea
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If not a flea in your ear, the least you'll get away with is a bit of nasal canine odour.