virgin ears

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virgin ears

Said of a person who is or seems particularly young or innocent (and thus has not been exposed to much profanity or other inappropriate talk). I can't curse in front of him—he's 10 years old and still has virgin ears! Please go upstairs—the story I'm about to tell Is not meant for virgin ears.
See also: ear, virgin
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I do not have virgin ears, however, I am taken aback when I hear someone blurt out indelicate speech, especially from those who represent us and others in the public eye.
Some of us may have probably seen Respeto, Treb Monteras' film which introduced fiery Pinoy rap battle to virgin ears - such as Butch Dalisay's, as he wrote in his column last year - or which reintroduced the oft-forgotten practice of Balagtasan to millennial ears like mine.
Durbin," Daniels tweeted, "I'm so sorry that your virgin ears were blistered by the absolutely horrible language president Trump used in front of you.
I didn't realize how fast I could get 'swardspeak,' and found myself having to translate for the virgin ears of some of my fellow aqua-bellies.
"Just because you don't agree with somebody doesn't mean you need to be in a safe zone so your virgin ears don't hear (it)."
For those who love it, it's always there but it is nice when virgin ears are caught by the bug and climb aboard the House wagon, as happens from time to time.