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

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shut (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 shutting its ears to employees who have presented complaints of harassment or bullying in the past. We can't shut our ears to those with differing political beliefs; they have as much of a stake in this country as we do.
See also: ear, shut

shut/close your ˈears to somebody/something

refuse to listen to somebody/something; ignore somebody/something: The government has shut its ears to our protests.
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While my aged uncle - enjoying a trip to cheer on his team for the first time in many a long year - tried to shut his ears to the taunts from behind, I couldn't.
WIMBLEDON king Roger Federer warned Andy Murray to shut his ears to his critics or risk being brainwashed.
Like a good neighbour assailed by the deeply dysfunctional people next door, he must try to shut his ears to the unsavoury antics and fight to keep his team focused and unaffected.
Arsenal looked to have done enough to win by the 52nd minute when Henry shut his ears to the intimidation and potted the spot-kick for his 17th goal of the season after midfielder Lauren was bowled over in the box by lightweight Chelsea winger Jesper Gronkjaer.
But Woodward has shut his ears to the mid-term plaudits and joined his players in reminding that the trophy cabinet remains utterly bare.