about (one's) ears

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about (one's) ears

Around one. Said when something has failed. When her business went bankrupt, her whole world collapsed about her ears. You brought this down about your ears all by yourself—I had no role in your failure. When you're fired from your job, it feels like everything is falling down around your ears.
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While these issues are indeed important, it would do kids and teenagers a lot of good to care more about their ears, say the researchers who designed the survey.