send (one) away with a flea in (one's) ear

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send (one) away with a flea in (one's) ear

To turn one away forcefully or angrily. That's the third time they've asked for a donation this week. Send them away with a flea in their ear! My mother sent me away with a flea in my ear when I asked her if I could quit piano lessons. The arrival of the pop star sent his fans into a tizz.
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