Idiom for not listen

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Antonio

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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

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

bmo

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Antonio said:
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
 

twostep

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bmo said:
Antonio said:
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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