turn a deaf ear Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “turn a deaf ear” in the English Dictionary

"turn a deaf ear" in British English

See all translations

turn a deaf ear

to ​ignore someone when they ​complain or ​ask for something: In the past they've ​tended to turn a ​deafear to such ​requests.
(Definition of turn a deaf ear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turn a deaf ear”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不理睬,充耳不闻,置若罔闻…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不理睬,充耳不聞,置若罔聞…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More