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, when I got heavily into competition shooting, most of which happens during the summer months, I found that having plastic-coated foam pads around my ears while shooting in 90-degree heat sucks.
THE chill winds of economic uncertainty are still howling - never more so than around my ears at the moment.
Even if my world were to come crashing down around my ears there is NOTHING that would induce me to resort to such a contemptible crime
A decade since I sat with my legs wrapped around my ears wondering how anyone would ever want one, unless parking in rabbit hutches is your thing.