Meaning of “send sb away with a flea in their ear” in the English Dictionary

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"send sb away with a flea in their ear" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “send sb away with a flea in their ear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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