The uniform response to him is that he has a tin ear, that he is blind to ordinary people, that he is a fool, et cetera.
For a man who was often lionized on the right, Sharon had a tin ear on economics.
He knew The Oskaloosa Kid well, and he knew him as an ex-pug with a pock marked face, a bullet head, and a tin ear.
Again Bill pinched the sculptor, who inclined his tin ear for counsel.
Now git out o' the way o' the dust, all of yez, or Ill put a tin ear on ye!'
Save for the twisted nose and the tin ear, he was an undeniably fine specimen.
“Say, you must have your tin ear on today,” remarked the Captain jovially.
Most all of them threatened him with a rectangular head, a tin ear, or a watch pocket under the eye He didn't seem to care much.
"I'm afraid his friends are not in society," sighed Mary, as the vision of a tin ear flashed into her mind.
Mary now observed that the young man with the tin ear whom she had heard addressed as "Kid" was watching her attentively.
Unselective and unmusical hearing; auditory tastelessness: He sometimes has a tin ear for dialogue/ I have a tin ear (1909+)