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Meaning of "a thick ear" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A THICK EAR

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A THICK EAR

a slap in the face
a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a sop to Cerberus
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a stroke
a tad
a tall order
a taste of one´s own medicine
a tempo
A to J
A to Z
a treader of the boards
a turn-up
a visual impairment
a voice in the wilderness
a whale of a

WORDS THAT END LIKE A THICK EAR

a flea in one´s 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
pig´s ear
play by ear
thick ear
tin ear
turn a deaf ear

Synonyms and antonyms of a thick ear in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a thick ear» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A THICK EAR

Find out the translation of a thick ear to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a thick 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 thick ear» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

厚厚的耳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un oído de espesor
570 millions of speakers

English

a thick ear
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक मोटी कान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأذن سميكة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

толстый ухо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uma espessura da orelha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি পুরু কান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une oreille épaisse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Telinga tebal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein dickes Ohr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

厚い耳
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

두꺼운 귀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kuping tebal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một tai dày
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு தடிமனான காது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक जाड कान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kalın bir kulak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un orecchio di spessore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grube ucho
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

товстий вухо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o ureche gros
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα παχύ αυτί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n dik oor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en tjock öra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en tykk øre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a thick ear

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A THICK EAR»

The term «a thick ear» is normally little used and occupies the 127.303 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A THICK EAR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a thick ear

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A THICK EAR»

Discover the use of a thick ear in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a thick ear and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
1887–. W. DE LA MARE The mugs of thick proved to be cocoa (1947). thick ear noun Brit An ear swollen by a blow; esp. in phr to give (someone) a thick ear, to hit someone hard (on the ear). 1909–. thickie noun = thick noun 3. 1968–. TIMES  ...
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Often in threats, e.g., 'Are you coming quietly or do you want a thick ear?' thick in the clear. Confused of mind, wits wandering: app. ca. 1820-70. (D.B. Gardner cites Henry Cockton, Valentine Vox, 1840, ch. 28.) Cf. thick, adj., 6. thick-legs.
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Chembers 21 Century Dictionary
thick and fast frequently and in large numbers. • through thick and thin whatever happens; in spite of any difficulties. © Anglo-Saxon thicce. thick ear see GIVE SOMEONE A THICK EAR at EAR thicken /'Gikan/ . • verb (thickened, thickening) 1 .-.
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Colloquial Language in Ulysses: A Reference Tool
15.4392 (573). want a thick ear. DSUEl219& thick ear. low colloq.: late C. 19-20; e.g., 'do you want a thick ear?' OEDS thick, a. 12b. from 1909. Cf. Punch 20 May 1903, p. 351: 'Tiger recommends me, savagely, to 'shut my head— unless I want  ...
Robert William Dent, 1994
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... isn't it? give (someone) a thick ear to strike (a child etc) on the ear, usu as a punishment: If I find my son has been involved in this, I'll give him a thick ear! lay it on thick to go beyond the truth in what one is saying, esp in praising something:  ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases: More Than 10,000 Idioms ...
This is a very touchy situation, given that you have a child together. give someone a thick ear • give someone one's ear give someone a thick ear—slap a person on his ear, especially as a punishment: He'd give you a thick ear if he heard you ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2010
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Language as Dialogue: From Rules to Principles of Probability
... dünn thick with voll von in the thick of mitten drin thick on the ground stark vertreten that's a bit thick das ist ein starkes Stück to give someone a thick ear j. eine Ohrfeige geben TOO INTENSIVE to have quite enough of it j./etwas dick haben.
Edda Weigand, Sebastian Feller, 2009
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Gabay's Copywriters' Compendium- revised edition in paperback
... for nothing That Been there,done that How's that? Is that so? That does it! That will do That's all That's all there is to it That's it That's more like it! That's that Thick A bit thick Give someone (or get) a thick ear Have a thick skin In (or into) the ...
Jonathan Gabay, 2006
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The Island of Terror
“Cut it out,” snarled the other with a quick look round, “or you'll find yourself with a thick ear, my boy.” Jim began to laugh silently. “You rat-faced excrescence,” he said pleasantly, “you couldn't give a thick ear to a baby in arms. But I warn you ...
Sapper, 2009
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Battery Hens
'Oh...just a thick ear now and again...it was nothing' she said. Simone was looking at me when she said it. Her eyes were telling me to keep my mouth shut. He'd given her more than a thick ear. 'Oh Simone, why didn't you tell me?' Tiny asked ...
Ray Martin, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A THICK EAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a thick ear is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cooling off time
My grandmother would have given me a thick ear for even discussing it, but as the summer finally starts to show some sign of starting it's worth ... «Cork News, May 15»
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Daniel Smith disappearance: Benji the dog pining for his owner who …
“I don't want to give him a thick ear, I just want to tell him I love him.” Anyone with information about Daniel's disappearance is asked to contact ... «ChronicleLive, Apr 15»
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South Shields mum vows to search coast in a bid to trace missing …
“I don't want to give him a thick ear, I just want to tell him I love him.” Superintendent Ged Noble, of Northumbria Police, said the force has taken ... «ChronicleLive, Apr 15»
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Kray twins got thick ear from Granny Kelly's East End pie'n'mash owner
The notorious Kray twins were once naughty little boys who got a thick ear from Kelly's pie'n'mash shop owner in London's East End where ... «East London Advertiser, Mar 15»
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Broadchurch series 2 episode 6: what does the pendant tell us?
The softly softly school of childcare was replaced with a thick ear and a stern order that Tom come home with her at once. This he did, with a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
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TERRACE TALK: Reaction from the weekend's top Premier League …
before you can stop it and your mum gives you a thick ear for swearing. Tonight is a chance for other players to stake their claim and also draw ... «Irish Examiner, Aug 14»
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The night Rome was too hot to handle for Jim McLean
I have seen it occasionally over the period of time. It is a great image. Two minutes later I was sporting a thick ear!” Dynamic Dart Advertisement. «Scotsman, Apr 14»
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David Stockdale: This Fulham team is a band of brothers and we will …
I used to get a thick ear if I didn't say my manners. I'm not saying my dad hit me but he would remind me, saying: 'I've brought you up better'.". «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
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Mick Rock: I'd photograph Miley Cyrus but she doesn't have the …
... is that back then all I did was shoot and chase girls, but nowadays I don't have time and besides, my wife would give me a thick ear if I did!". «The Independent, Mar 14»
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If fracking is not the solution we always have coal
Or even better, refer them to the Germans who belong to the same EU as us and who will send them away with a thick ear as they proceed to ... «Express.co.uk, Feb 14»

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