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.
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.
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.
This major commitment David Cameron gave during the Tory leadership election is now crumbling around his ears.
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.
ARSENE WENGER last night admitted that the precarious structure of the club he has built over the past seven years could all come tumbling down around his ears if the worst fears over the financial problems come true.
There can be no one more rounded a Lean character than Colonel Nicholson (played with perfect poise by Alec Guinness) whose determination and later obsession with building a bridge for the Japanese soldiers holding him and his troops prisoner ends up crashing down around his ears quite t e r a y.
The man is believed to be overweight and about 5ft 11in tall, with dark brown and grey receding hair cut short around his ears.