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 ?
From this time on you must shut your ears to the roaring of the voices."
Shut your ears to the poisonous voice that tells you that you're not 'up-to-the-mark'.