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fall on deaf ears

C2 If a ​suggestion or ​warningfalls on ​deafears, no one ​listens to it: Their ​appeals to ​release the ​hostagesfell on ​deafears.
(Definition of fall on deaf ears from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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