Definition of a flea in one's ear in English:

Share this entry

a flea in one's ear

A sharp reproof: she expected to be sent away with a flea in her ear
More example sentences
  • And if anybody asks when we will be having children they will go away with a flea in their ear.
  • ‘He was sent away with a flea in his ear,’ said one Labour backbencher.
  • A few weeks ago at another tournament in England, such assumptions saw one mouthy opponent dispatched with a flea in his ear.
See parent entry: flea
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.