around (one's) ears

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around (one's) ears

Around one. Said when something has failed. When her business went bankrupt, her whole world collapsed around her ears.
See also: around, ear
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Chris leaned over and rubbed around her ears. Dolly's enjoyment was evident, and she drooped her head over against the shoulder of his own horse.
But I've noted small, quite soft lumps on her skin around her ears and on her tummy.
Her guard is slowly lowered and things fall down around her ears. This is such an unusual story and I had many unanswered questions whilst reading it.
23, is already showing her coloration with black patches around her ears, eyes and back.
Others I remember were Mrs Priests, Miss Vaughn and Mrs Pendergast, who wore ear muffs (plaits) around her ears and was very strict.
MARIA'S world comes crashing down around her ears tonight when she finds out the terrible news that her baby has died.
However, her world came crashing down around her ears recently when Holly's mum Emma revealed Charlie Stubbs was the real father, and attempted to take her daughter back.
After the child's mum returned home, she noticed the baby had bruising around her ears and right shoulder.
SADIE'S carefully constructed house of cards is about to come down around her ears like - well, like a collapsing house, actually.
DRAMA Poor Vicky's life is nothing short of a disaster, while Roanna (Hermione Norris) is struggling with no job, no money and a house that's falling down around her ears. Should she swallow her pride and go to her ex Ray for help?
SADIE'S carefully constructed house of cards is about to come down around her ears like -well, like a collapsing house, actually.
But while the frock Marilyn Monroe wore in The Seven Year Itch ended up around her ears, Paris missed a golden opportunity to flash her pants.
THERE'S a scene in Entrapment destined for the same Hall of Fame as Ursula Andress rising from the sea in Dr No or Marilyn Monroe's dress blowing around her ears in The Seven Year Itch.