close (one's) ears to (someone or something)

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close (one's) ears to (someone or something)

To willfully ignore or refuse to listen to something or what someone is saying. The company is being accused of closing its ears to employees who have presented complaints of harassment or bullying in the past. We can't close our ears to those with differing political beliefs; they have as much of a stake in this country as we do.
See also: close, ear
References in classic literature ?
Nor can I quite close my ears to a small voice of pride which tells me I did not do so badly, all things considered.
I had to close my ears to the neighing of horses, crowing of cocks - and the whirr of generators - as well as to the lively chatter from the families and children, in order to marshal acquired skills from my art school days at St Martins and make my permanent witness to a way of life.
If I were on the council, I would close my ears to wealthy drivers who rally against congestion charges and focus instead on easing the city centre gridlock by directing the levy into improved public transport.