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Meaning of "a flea in one's ear" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A FLEA IN ONE'S EAR

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A FLEA IN ONE'S EAR

a dog´s chance
a dog´s dinner
a dog´s life
a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip
a far cry
a fast buck
a fine kettle of fish
a foot in the door
a fortiori
a free hand
a frog in one´s throat
a full plate
a good few
a good one
a hand´s turn
a hard nut to crack
a hard row to hoe

WORDS THAT END LIKE A FLEA IN ONE'S EAR

a thick ear
bend someone´s ear
boxer´s ear
by ear
cauliflower ear
chew someone´s ear
external ear
flea in one´s ear
glue ear
incline one´s ear
inner ear
internal ear
jew´s ear
lend an ear
middle ear
out on one´s ear
pig´s ear
play by ear
tin ear
turn a deaf ear

Synonyms and antonyms of a flea in one's ear in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a flea in one's ear» into 25 languages

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The translations of a flea in one's ear from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a flea in one's ear» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在一个人的耳朵跳蚤
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una pulga en la oreja de uno
570 millions of speakers

English

a flea in one´s ear
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किसी के कान में एक पिस्सू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

برغوث في أذن واحدة ل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

блоха в своем ухе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uma pulga em sua orelha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক কানের মধ্যে একটি flea
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la puce à l´oreille de l´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bulu di telinga seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Floh im Ohr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分の耳にノミ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 귀에 벼룩
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Loak ing kupinge
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một con bọ chét trong tai của một người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு காது ஒரு பிளே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या कानातील पिसू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kulağındaki bir pire
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

una pulce in un orecchio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pchła w swoim uchu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

блоха в своєму вусі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un purice în ureche cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένας ψύλλος στο αυτί κάποιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n vlooimark in ´n mens se ore
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en loppa i ett öra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en loppe i ett øre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a flea in one's ear

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A FLEA IN ONE'S EAR»

The term «a flea in one's ear» is used very little and occupies the 163.692 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FLEA IN ONE'S EAR»

Discover the use of a flea in one's ear in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a flea in one's ear and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
F173 As snug as a Flea 1778 Hopkinson Miscellaneous Essays 3 (part 2) 170: Sir William he, snug as a flea. 1809 Weems Marion 163-4: As snug as fleas in a sheep skin. TW 138(4). See B350. F174 A Flea in one's ear 1773 Johnson Papers ...
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
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th. Deutsch-englisch
... OCr mcitlCIl £)1)rtn in my li. a-.iug ; cinem einen S'L>1> in* -Obi' fe0eu to put a flea in one's ear ; et* ncm In ten O&ren licgeti to ding — stun one's ear perpetually ; fid) till- <tnbfr t>ei ben Ofyrcn Iriejjen to fall together by the ears, <ro together ...
Nathan Bailey, Johann Anton Fahrenkrüger, 1801
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
that's flat I am telling you definitely: I'm not doing it, and that's fat! flea a flea in one's ear (often facet) a sharp scolding: The old lady thought he was impertinent and sent him away with a flea in his ear, He got a flea in his ear from his boss for  ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Chambers Idioms
that's flat I am telling you definitely: I'm not doing it, and that's flat! flea a flea in one's ear (often facet) a sharp scolding: The old lady thought he was impertinent and sent him away with a flea in his ear; He got a flea in his ear from his boss for  ...
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
... walls have ears M, WALL wet behind the ears M. WET with a flea in one's ear $ L FLEA * you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear & SILK early • at one's earliest convenience fiE^F f?B$^ (Please drop us a line at your earliest ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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Intertextual Masculinity in French Renaissance Literature: ...
The meaning of the proverbial expression “avoir la puce a l'oreille” [“to have a flea in one's ear”] in Rabelais's historical context has been explained in detail by Daniel Russell,“ and is commented upon by Demerson in his 2l “In short, ...
Dr David LaGuardia, 2013
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English and Chinese Dictionary: With the Punti and Mandarin ...
... ö í"- hú nán hiá, ft Q: Ш Kiái tsái liáng nán ; to fall together by the ears, А Щ. Ш Ш tai' <ka cséung tau5. Ta kia sians tau ; unpleasant to the ear, p§- ijft ¡Ц sm 'hö tfeng; to have a flea in one's ear, ...
William Lobscheid, 1867
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The new and complete dictionary of the German and English ...
Ctroa* im Sopfe flccfen l)aben, to have a Flea in one's Ear, to be restless or uneasy ata Thing. fid) ben Sops uber etroaS gcrbrrtben , to beat or rack one's Btains about a Thing, to put one's Brains upon the Rack. tt brauebt ober bebarf ...
John Ebers, 1798
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Proverbial Language in English Drama Exclusive of ...
with a FLEA in his ear (Varied from 1546; Wh F259 [A flea in one's ear] from al430) c1550 Love Feigned and Unfeigned 192 (go alone). c1564 Bugbears 1.1. 69f. (gon his waie). cl601 (1602) ?Dekker Blurt, Master Constable 2.2.300L: I will  ...
Robert William Dent, 1984
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Sterling Dictionary of Idioms
FLEA with a flea in one's ear rebuked; reprimanded She interrupted the party and was sent out with a flea in her ear. FLESH flesh and blood the human body or nature with its emotions, weaknesses, etc. This is more than flesh and blood can  ...
Vijaya Kumar, 1998

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FLEA IN ONE'S EAR»

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Oh my word Flea, Flee
'A flea in one's ear' is an idiom: meaning rebuked or reprimanded, embarrassed or humiliated after an attempt at something by someone. «The Hans India, Jun 15»

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