One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sharp reproof.‘she expected to be sent away with a flea in her ear’
- ‘I mustn't have been in when he knocked on mine; he would have gone away with a flea in his ear.’
- ‘He might give senior management a flea in their ear, but he has never claimed to be a nice guy.’
- ‘And if anybody asks when we will be having children they will go away with a flea in their ear.’
- ‘She sent them packing with a flea in their ear of course.’
- ‘He spends the whole time looking at his watch, so Flynn sends him packing with a flea in his ear.’
- ‘‘But we soon send them away with a flea in their ear,’ explains Patrick.’
- ‘A few weeks ago at another tournament in England, such assumptions saw one mouthy opponent dispatched with a flea in his ear.’
- ‘‘He was sent away with a flea in his ear,’ said one Labour backbencher.’
- ‘I was sure the mistress was going to do the same thing as Mrs. Benson and she'd be thrown out with a flea in her ear.’
- ‘It would have been enough to send him back with a flea in his ear.’
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