stone deaf


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stone deaf

Without any ability to hear whatsoever. The doctors tell me that, unless I give up playing music, I'll be stone deaf by the time I'm 40.
See also: deaf, stone

stone deaf

Totally unable to hear, as in Poor Grandpa, in the last year he's become stone deaf. [First half of 1800s]
See also: deaf, stone
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Mrs Russell may like living next to static pylons but, unless she is stone deaf and blind, I doubt she would enjoy living with the noise and flicker effects of giant wind turbines.
(We will assume that despite being almost stone deaf, Lt.
Stone deaf to body language, he doesn't even let up on the caveman approach after Miranda tumbles for his brutish line.
This thoroughly entertaining, passionate guy, with his three stone deaf daughters and his refusal to let life get him down, deserves a spell in the limelight.
For the caring couple, it didn't matter about Tibby being 14 years old, stone deaf and with renal problems that require a daily tablet.
Marx was probably stone deaf and William Morris was blind.
"I know some former soldiers who are stone deaf following their time in the forces.
I heard the faith healer complain about his arthritis to his wife, a dwarf, stone deaf.
I can hear the guffawing already among the older generation, some of whom are stone deaf to the idea that any footballer could ever be fit to lace Best's boots.
Prince Philip apparently revealed that when heart–throbs One Direction played at The Royal Variety Performance (STV) he and the Queen never heard a thing because they are both stone deaf. He should count himself very lucky indeed.
"All of them, but to be honest we are both stone deaf" - The Duke of Edinburgh, when asked which was his favourite act in this year's Royal Variety Show.
I loved his waspish comment this week when, responding to a question about what his favourite Royal Variety act had been he replied he didn't know as he was stone deaf anyway.
Mrs Richards said: "He was really quite a quiet man, a carpenter by trade, and he was stone deaf. The American couldn't have got it more wrong.
Therefore two-parts blind and stone deaf, Exotic Dancer pottered round half-asleep and was still last three out and hadn't the slightest clue he was in a race.