turn a deaf ear
Refuse to listen, as in You can plead all day but he's turning a deaf ear to everyone. This expression dates from the first half of the 1400s and was in most proverb collections from 1546 on. Also see fall on deaf ears.
How do you sign “heterogeneous mixture” to a deaf person?
Imagine you’re sitting in a high school biology class or a college chemistry lab. The professor is giving a heated lecture using a whole host of long, difficult words. But every time she says “heterogeneous mixture” or “Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle” she spells out the entire term one letter at a time. That’s what life is like for deaf students and professionals in the sciences. But …
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omit, disobey, overlook, neglect, forget, disparage, disdain, miss, slight, despise, contemn, overpass, discount, snub, fail, scorn, pooh-pooh, vilipend, cold-shoulder
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