Idiom:  in one ear and out the other

Definition

Idiom:  in one ear and out the other

  • when a person hears something and doesn't remember it

Example sentences

  • I have to repeat everything to my kids several times; everything I say goes in one ear and out the other.
  • I have to really concentrate when my professor lectures. It's so boring that everything he says goes in one ear and out the other.
  • When I meet people for the first time I'm so nervous that their names go in one ear and out the other.
  • The presentation was so confusing it went in one ear and out the other.
  • I'm sorry but could you repeat that? Whatever you said just went in one ear and out the other.
  • Excuse me, did you hear the announcement? I wasn't listening carefully and whatever the pilot said went in one ear and out the other.
  • You look very confused. Did you understand what I said or did it go in one ear and out the other?
  • I wish I had written down what my mother needs from the store. Most of what she said has gone in one ear and out the other.


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