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
References in classic literature ?
From the scraps we fashioned caps that came down around our ears, with flaps that fell about our shoulders and breasts.
The banks should be broken up into smaller, more manageable units, any of which can be allowed to fail without bringing the economy crashing down around our ears.
Of course, nothing beats the bizarre night of the election fiasco of 2007 when the voting system crashed around our ears.
IF you think the world is falling apart around our ears, how about this sobering thought.
WITH the economy collapsing around our ears, you'd have thought the Chancellor's parliamentary private secretary, and long-time amanuensis, Ann Coffey MP would be a busy wee bee.
The economy is crashing around our ears, banks are fighting for their very survival, the stock market is imploding, but let's keep a sense of proportion.
I will be able to sleep easy at night now I know my National Insurance contributions are being well spent on politically correct non-jobs, while our NHS crumbles around our ears.
Six-times world champion Michael Schumacher said: "Motor racing is different to football because we have an engine in the back which makes noise, and we have a helmet around our ears which stops the noise.
Things are getting tight and our own waste is rising around our ears.
We want to know why Filor Housing Association moved us into a house which is literally falling down around our ears.
By 1998, if not sooner, "change" will become a buzz'rd - circling noisily around our ears waiting for the meaning to die.
This school has no alternative because our old building was falling down around our ears and if we had not gone to PFI we would have had no school at all.