shut your ears to something


shut your ears to something
shut your ears to something phrase
to refuse to listen to something, usually something bad

She shut her ears to all their complaints.

Thesaurus: to fail or refuse to listensynonym
Main entry: shut

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shut/close your ˈears to sth idiom
to refuse to listen to sth

She decided to shut her ears to all the rumours.

Main entry:earidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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