cloth ears

cloth ears

  (British old-fashioned, humorous)
something you call someone who has not heard something you said Hey, cloth ears, I asked if you wanted a drink.
See also: cloth, ear
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The Labour Party is like a piledriven fixture: for decades so entrenched they have cloth ears when it comes to any other opinion which is not endorsed by the hierarchy hacks, local or national.
JUST when you think politicians have cloth ears, surprise, surprise, suddenly it turns out they've been listening after all.
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So trainer Phil McEntee and owner-breeders Steve and Caroline Shore were positively overjoyed as their patience paid off with a win for the four-year-old Cloth Ears in the 5f maiden, who just held on by a neck under Adam Beschizza at 14-1.
So just in case you've never heard this through those scientifically-accepted cloth ears, women don't really love doing the cleaning.
Nothing," I roared to the assembled cloth ears hiding under cloth caps, "will ever be any different: 49% of our votes will give a winner 50% of the seats, the third major party will poll 18% of the vote and take only 3% of the seats, and the SNP and Plaid Cymru will poll next to nothing and have their prescriptions filled and their kids' universityeducated free of charge.
But when you can't hear, all you get are silly jokes about having cloth ears, etc.
He had also shared with me his father's advice on his wedding eve 50 or so years earlier: "Cultivate cloth ears and sauce bottle shoulders," he was told, something to do with only hearing what you want to hear and letting a wife's viperous criticism slide off your sloping shoulders leaving you unaffected.
The Cabinet usually sends out the Minister for Cloth Ears to listen to the arguments in favour before rejecting them point blank and saying the nation cannot afford to pay a pension that will match the rest of Europe but senior citizens can have a free television licence once they are past 75.
Unbelievably, Ronan, who has one of the most distinctive voices in the charts at the moment, might not have been a singer if he had taken to heart a producer who must have had cloth ears.
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THE Parliament of closed minds and cloth ears sat in its cocoon on the Mound and shut itself off from Scottish public opinion.
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