in one ear and out the other


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in (at) one ear and out (of) the other

Prov. heard but not remembered. (Used to describe something that someone does not listen to.) Ellen: Did you tell Junior to be careful with the car when he drives it? Fred: Yes, but I think it went in one ear and out the other. The teacher felt that everything she told her students was in one ear and out the other.
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in one ear and out the other

heard but not remembered I'd remind him about something and he'd let it go in one ear and out the other.
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in one ear and out the other

Quickly forgotten, as in Their advice to her just went in one ear and out the other. This expression, a proverb in John Heywood's 1546 collection, conjures up a graphic image of sound traveling through one's head. [Late 1300s]
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in one ear and out the other

Without any influence or effect; unheeded: His mind was made up, so my arguments went in one ear and out the other.
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