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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Getting a good fit around your ears with muffs while wearing a baseball cap is no big deal, but if you want to wear any other kind of hat under your muffs, it is probably going to get folded up in some way.
You don't need your leg around your ears to be able to dance.
If you did a handstand, your entire outfit would end up around your ears.
Yup, I can just imagine it - hey, Cheryl, never mind about your marriage crumbling around your ears and being in utter turmoil and all that - you've got the one they all wanted
Temple pieces can curve around your ears, or use sports bands that keep glasses on.
Regular passengers, prepare to eat your peanuts with your knees pushed up around your ears, while the business class tips its seats back to a fully prone position and munches on medallions of venison.