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.
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Orange means make another choice, don't listen to gang members, close your ears to anyone and everyone who thinks it's cool to have a gun," said Irushalmi, whose 7th grade son also plays for the entity.
Hide your irritation and close your ears to unfounded gossip.
Remember the hunger and the thirst of the day of Qiyamah with your hunger and thirst; give alms to the needy and poor, honour the elderly people and show kindness to the young ones, maintain relations with your blood relations; guard your tongues, close your eyes to that which is not permissible for your sight, close your ears to that which is forbidden to hear, show compassion to the orphans of people so compassion may be shown to your orphans.
If you are into nature photography, then you have to understand the symphony that there is and close your ears to everything else.
Did you retreat into your home And close your ears To the tone of racist chant, Leaving your consent to be given By your silence?
Close your ears to bleating from the Premier League.
Close your ears to all of the voices that are telling you to do this or that and pay attention only to what you instinctively know is best.
For against the shameless advances of a prostitute you cannot triumph more securely than if you close your ears to their alluring invitations and your eyes to their loveliness.