fall on deaf ears : Idioms in English

fall on deaf ears

For one's complaint or request to be ignored
Max begged his professor for an extension on the paper, but his plaintive requests fell on deaf ears.

fall on deaf ears in News

  1. Army says it's spending millions to maintain dilapidated buildings, joins push for new round of BRAC (updated)

    The Army is beating Department of Defense's BRAC drum but the tune continues to fall on deaf ears in Congress, where members are vowing to stop any base closures before they even start.
    on June 21, 2013 Source: The Huntsville Times

  2. Some Appropriators Long for Earmarks

    Two senior Democratic appropriators called for a return to Congressional earmarking at Thursday morning's Appropriations markup, a cry that's all-but-certain to fall on deaf ears.
    on June 21, 2013 Source: CQ Politics

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