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turn a deaf ear (to something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishturn a deaf ear (to something)turn a deaf ear (to something)IGNOREto be unwilling to listen to what someone is saying or asking The factory owners turned a deaf ear to the demands of the workers. deaf
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turn a deaf ear (to something)They may display their feelings by refusing to eat, and turning a deaf ear to anyone who calls their name.She wouldn't be keeping the Law if she turned a deaf ear to the call or ran away from it.The race committee turned a deaf ear to the objections of Amelia and the other fliers.Thus, year after year, working people turn a deaf ear to union entreaties.
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