English version

close/shut your ears to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclose/shut your ears to somethingclose/shut your ears to somethingLISTENto refuse to listen to bad or unpleasant news You can’t just close your ears to their warnings. turn a deaf ear at deaf(4), → fall on deaf ears at deaf(5) ear
Examples from the Corpus
close/shut your ears to somethingAt first, I closed my ears to what I did not want to hear.She heard the boys hurling abuse at her, shouting to her to stop, but she shut her ears to them.Don't close your ears to the world and don't give up.Sometimes she even managed to shut her ears to the arguments going on around her.Claudia sank down on to her bed and tried to shut her ears to the sound of him in the next room.He tried to close his ears to the plea.Rincewind tried to shut his ears to the grating voice beside him.She wanted to close her ears to it.
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