be like speaking to a brick wall

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be like speaking to a brick wall

To be completely ignored or disregarded by someone; to be as useless or ineffectual as talking to an inanimate object. Speaking to you when the TV is on is like speaking to a brick wall. Hello, can you hear me? Trying to give my grandfather advice is like speaking to a brick wall—he's just so set in his ways!
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