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go in one ear and out the other

To be heard and promptly forgotten or dismissed. They gave me that information years ago, but it must have gone in one ear and out the other.
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go in one ear and out the other

Cliché Fig. [for something] to be heard and then soon ignored or forgotten. Everything I say to you seems to go in one ear and out the other. Why don't you pay attention? I can't concentrate. Things people say to me just go in one ear and out the other.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go in one ear and out the other

see under in one ear.
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go in one ear and out the other

If something that you tell someone goes in one ear and out the other, they pay no attention to it, or forget about it immediately. I've told him so many times — it just goes in one ear and out the other. The words went in one ear and out the other. They hardly registered.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

go in ˈone ear and out the ˈother

(informal) (of information, advice, an order, etc.) be immediately forgotten or ignored: He never remembers anything I tell him. It just goes in one ear and out the other. OPPOSITE: stick in your mind
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