with a flea in your ear

send (one) away with a flea in (one's) ear

To turn one away forcefully or angrily. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That's the third time they've asked for a donation this week. Send them away with a flea in their ear! My mother sent me away with a flea in my ear when I asked her if I could quit piano lessons.
See also: away, ear, flea, send

with a ˈflea in your ear

if somebody sends a person away with a flea in their ear, they tell them angrily to go away: When he came to ask for his job back, we sent him away with a flea in his ear.
See also: ear, flea