close (one's) ears to (someone or something)

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close (one's) ears to (someone or something)

To willfully ignore or refuse to listen to something or what someone is saying. The company is being accused of closing its ears to employees who have presented complaints of harassment or bullying in the past. We can't close our ears to those with differing political beliefs; they have as much of a stake in this country as we do.
See also: close, ear
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Uhuru and Odinga need to know that they have our support as we strive for a united and corruption-free country," he said, adding "Let's close our ears to team Tanga Tanga and their divisive politics."
When almost 1000 Scots are dying every year, it would be unforgivable to close our ears to new ideas.
Most of us don't, we just throw ourselves into bed in despair and close our ears to gentle advice all around, turn and look at the mirror Bob!' 'You want me to look at myself?'
We will not close our ears to the demands of the people," Yildirim said in a speech to members of his ruling AK Party in parliament.
When we close our ears to what"we are hearing and try to claimthat incidents are being blown OUTof proportion.
"We don't close our ears to anybody and we will talk to Charron when the time is right and if circumstances allow."
When we close our ears to what we are hearing and try to claim that incidents are being blown out of proportion.
"It is time to learn from the bitter experiences of the past to join hands and act as Cypriots and to close our ears to interfering voices who are only seeking to lead us into accepting foreign solutions to the detriment of our own interests."
We just tried to close our ears to what was being said."