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English definition of “fall on deaf ears”

fall on deaf ears

C2 If a suggestion or warning falls on deaf ears , no one listens to it: Their appeals to release the hostages fell on deaf ears .Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant Grammar:Fell or felt?Fell is the past simple of the verb fall:
(Definition of fall on deaf ears from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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