Definition of in one ear and out the other in English:

in one ear and out the other

phrase

  • Heard but quickly forgotten.

    ‘whatever he tells me seems to go in one ear and out the other’
    • ‘Gladwell contends all social epidemics need ‘stickiness’, the quality which stops an idea going in one ear and out the other.’
    • ‘I didn't even hear her anymore; it was just in one ear and out the other, the same old story that I'm so, so sick of.’
    • ‘Is all of this stuff I've been telling y'all over the years simply going in one ear and out the other?’
    • ‘‘For most people this kind of stuff goes in one ear and out the other,’ said the activist in Columbus.’
    • ‘I'd been hearing for weeks how dangerous the tribal areas are, getting so many warnings that they've been going in one ear and out the other.’
    • ‘Sometimes people hear things and it ‘goes in one ear and out the other.’’
    • ‘All the pontificating that will go on between acts and between songs will go in one ear and out the other.’
    • ‘Those addresses appear to have gone in one ear and out the other of our bishops.’
    • ‘At the moment this, if heard, would go in one ear and out the other.’
    • ‘Just telling kids that these services are available will go in one ear and out the other.’