a flea in ear

(redirected from flea in her ear)

a flea in (one's) ear

An annoying hint or a stinging rebuke.
See also: ear, flea
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Feydeau's 1907 classic, "A Flea in Her Ear," has been updated to the Summer of Love era of mid-1960s Paris, from the prelude of Gracie Slick singing "Somebody to Love," to Brenda Jenkins flashing her shiny white, knee-high go-go boots.
Dudley Little Theatre launches A Flea in Her Ear, the Georges Feydeau farce, next Wednesday, as the final play in its diamond jubilee season.
Valley-based playhouses earning multiple LADCC nominations include Glendale's A Noise Within (two nominations for ``A Flea in Her Ear,'') NoHo's Theatre Tribe (``Book of Days,'' two nominations), Antaeus (``Chekhov X 4,'' three nominations) and NoHo Arts Center (``Dorian,'' two nominations).
Irwin, in addition to a myriad of freelance gigs is directing a production of the Feydeau farce A Flea in Her Ear, scheduled to open this month at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City.
It's an important plot point - with equal abandon in A Noise Within's rendering of ``A Flea in Her Ear.
New Translation/Adaptation: Tie - Clara Bellar, Herb Mendelsohn, Gulu Montiero and cast, ``A Flea in Her Ear,'' Stages Theatre; and Rick Sparks and Gary Carter, ``They Shoot Horses, Don't They?