a flea in ear

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a flea in (one's) ear

An annoying hint or a stinging rebuke.
See also: ear, flea
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I'VE had a flea in my ear over a recent report that royal staff had spectacularly refused to contribute towards a birthday present for Prince Philip.
It is ironic that only a couple of weeks ago I was sent away with a flea in my ear by the Warwick stewards for daring to suggest they might like to look again at a seemingly kind ride that Timmy gave to a Henrietta Knight-trained mare on her seasonal debut, which, to me, had crossed the fine line between looking after the horse's future and ensuring that the punter got a proper run for his money.