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a flea in one's ear

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

A sharp reproof: she expected to be sent away with a flea in her ear
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  • 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.
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