• Idiom – In one ear and out the other. Go in one ear and out the other.
  • Meaning –  This expression is said about something that is said but not remembered. Something quickly forgotten. This idiom is used to describe something that someone does not listen to.
  • This idiomatic expression is commonly used to criticise a person who has not been paying attention to the speaker.
  • The words in this idiom – in one ear and out the other – give the listener an image of sound floating through someone’s head.
Example:
  • “You can give him advice, but it just goes in one ear and out the other!”
Listen:
Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.