Meaning of “go in one ear and out the other” in the English Dictionary

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"go in one ear and out the other" in British English

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go in one ear and out the other

informal

If you say that something you hear goes in one ear and out the other, you mean you quickly forget it:

If I have to listen to something I don't understand, it just goes in one ear and out the other.

(Definition of “go in one ear and out the other” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"go in one ear and out the other" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “go in one ear and out the other” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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