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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However, mite infections can also cause one ear to flop over, but usually there would also be other signs, such as shaking his head and crusty areas around his ears. Sometimes bites from another rabbit can cause an ear problem, as can polyps (an abnormal tissue growth).
Their bedroom clinch was only interrupted by a phone call by gang boss Nidge whose empire is falling down around his ears.
He was around 30 years old, had brown eyes, and his dark hair was tightly shaped to his head, cut short around his ears and thinning on top.
However, as a skeleton falls out of the closet, it looks like Jason's world is set to come crashing down around his ears. Meanwhile, Dev has a hard time coping with his kids running around the flat, so decides to take them out to the zoo.
"It has all come crashing down around his ears. He has no income now."
In July Davies's lifestyle came crashing down around his ears when he was jailed for ten months for setting up the money laundering operation.
Embarrassing leaked emails from a key aide show that Conservative leader David Cameron's promise to withdraw from the European People's Party grouping in the European Parliament is "crumbling around his ears", Europe Minister Geoff Hoon said yesterday.
After scoring, Thommo gestured to the fans by cupping his hands around his ears but Strachan chose to back him rather than criticise.
Taking this one brick from the wall of his emotional fortress has hilariously disastrous consequences, as every defense that kept Plato functioning as a "somewhat quirky, pseudo-insane" person comes tumbling down around his ears.
A few injuries to key players and suddenly the whole house of cards collapses around his ears.
Even Michael (despite a few burns, a bit of soot around his ears, and some smoke inhalation) was virtually unharmed.
But the outrageously rakish Sir Nicky Fairbairn's career crashed around his ears through his own fault.
The Chancellor seems content to twiddle his fingers on this issue while Rome burns down around his ears. Action is needed now.
And so, as the university considers the claim, his whole life comes crumbling around his ears.
How on earth can he play football with it flapping around his ears?