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.
References in classic literature ?
But I have never shut my ears to the words of the good book, and many is the long winter evening that I have passed in the wigwams of the Delawares, listening to the good Moravians, as they dealt forth the history and doctrines of the elder times, to the people of the Lenape
Mum, I fake a smile and hide a tear, shut my ears to what i don't want to hear.
So I sat down at my typewriter, pushed away the coffee cups, shut my ears to the television, and wrote my first play.
I learned a long time ago to shut my ears to it all.