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English definition of “send sb away with a flea in their ear”

send sb away with a flea in their ear

UK informal
to angrily tell someone to go away: A young kid came asking for money but I sent him away with a flea in his ear.Chastising and rebuking
(Definition of send sb away with a flea in their ear from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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