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turn a deaf ear to something

to ignore what someone is saying The Supreme Court said there was a need for action, but Congress has turned a deaf ear to the Court. Mei-ling's father turned a deaf ear to any criticism of how he had taught his daughter.
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The residents contacted Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg, who did nothing but turn a deaf ear to their concerns and has allowed this operation to flourish, without the proper city permits, for more than six months.
The property manager must not turn a deaf ear to tenant complaints of discomfort as this could be the first sign of a problem.
Companies must no longer turn a deaf ear to this issue and the serious concerns of shareholders.
Nappier, another participant in the ad, agreed: "Companies can no longer turn a deaf ear to this issue.
Companies must no longer turn a deaf ear to this issue, and the ISS decision adds an important voice to the growing chorus," added Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L.