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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Midge expert Dr Alison Blackwell said: "I guess folk get midges in and around their ears all the time but I haven't heard of problems such as this before.
As the elder greets every person coming into the assembly or moves around the sacred circle in which they have gathered, each one in simple gestures draws the smoke toward them-into their nostrils, across their eyes, around their ears and over their heads-then toward their heart and around their upper body; then down their legs and around their feet.
SMALL' PETS THAT WILL JUST GROW AND GROW RED-EARED terrapins get their name from the small red dash around their ears.
We got over them twice in the last two weeks of the season last year so they were probably pumped coming here on Good Friday with that still ringing around their ears," Rush added.
They won the heats and through to final four of the battle of the bands, but were all ready to rock when the frontman quit and the whole thing came crashing down around their ears, ruined.
You know the sort of thing: ex-soap star plays a successful person whose life comes crashing down around their ears thanks to a psycho ex/new boyfriend/stalker.
Now, in support of this event, David and Peter, 66, a retired builder, of Boosbeck, will feel the wind whistling around their ears for a few months at least
As BMMS biologist Diane Claridge explains, "Whales have air spaces in and around their ears like we do that require pressure equalization.
Policies are collapsing around their ears and the polls are so bad that Tory MPs who held their seats in 1997 - their worst result for over a century - are searching for new jobs.
When most people hear a mosquito buzzing around their ears, they swat it into oblivion.
If the police hadn't come to the entomologists, he says, "the case would have fallen around their ears.
It is as if those responsible for policing and regulating the country's financial system did not want anyone investigated for fear of undermining confidence in the banking system - while the whole system was falling down around their ears.
But Hoddle is well aware that his team's season could still come crashing around their ears and he will not be happy until he has put a trophy in the White Hart Lane cabinet.