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go in one ear and out the other

to be heard but immediately forgotten: You can give her advice, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.
Translations of “go in one ear and out the other”
in Chinese (Traditional) 左耳進右耳出, 當作耳邊風…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一只耳朵进另一只耳朵出, 当作耳边风…
(Definition of go in one ear and out the other from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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