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    Antonio Guest

    Idiom for not listen

    Hi Group,

    Do you have an idiom for a person that don't listen or respond to your questions. Looks like I am talking to the wall, because she or he is miles away, probably busy in another world.

    Thanks in advance,
    Antonio.

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    If it's deliberate, you can say that they turn a 'deaf ear' to your comments. If they are daydreaming, then I'd say the idiom is the one you used- 'miles away'.

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    Antonio Guest
    These "deaf ear" can also be apply if she of he, don't return your calls or emails too?

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    Re: Idiom for not listen

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio
    Hi Group,

    Do you have an idiom for a person that don't listen or respond to your questions. Looks like I am talking to the wall, because she or he is miles away, probably busy in another world.

    Thanks in advance,
    Antonio.
    In one year and out the other
    Fall on deaf ears

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    Re: Idiom for not listen

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio
    Hi Group,

    Do you have an idiom for a person that don't listen or respond to your questions. Looks like I am talking to the wall, because she or he is miles away, probably busy in another world.

    Thanks in advance,
    Antonio.
    In one year and out the other
    Fall on deaf ears
    Ooops - in one ear and out the other :wink:

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