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

"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 ​quicklyforget 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)

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go in one ear and out the other

to be ​heard but ​immediatelyforgotten: 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)
Translations of “go in one ear and out the other”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一只耳朵进另一只耳朵出, 当作耳边风…
in Chinese (Traditional) 左耳進右耳出, 當作耳邊風…
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