Idiom:  fall on deaf ears


Idiom:  fall on deaf ears

  • when something someone says is completely ignored

Example sentences

— My work performance has been great, but I'm still worried my request for a raise will fall on deaf ears.

— My children constantly beg for toys but my reminders about their chores always fall on deaf ears.

— My calls to staff to submit their time sheets by Friday morning are falling on deaf ears. In the future I won't process their paychecks instead of reminding them.

— The principal's morning classroom announcements are falling on deaf ears so we need to think of another way to get the students to listen to us.

— My husband and I feel like our conversations with our children are falling on deaf ears. What do you recommend we do?

— Keep your messages brief or else they will fall on deaf ears.

— Our presentation must have fell on deaf ears because there were no questions at the end.

— Our comments about the temperature in the conference obviously fell on deaf ears so I am going to wear my hat, gloves and a huge scarf at today's meeting.

— Just as we expected, our demands for a dog fell on deaf ears.

— We need to form a union. Everything we ask for simply falls on deaf ears.

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