fall on deaf ears


: to fail to be heard : to be ignored
Her pleas for mercy fell on deaf ears.

Examples of fall on deaf ears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ahn Young-joon/AP Such calls seem to fall on deaf ears in Beijing and Moscow. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 18 Dec. 2023 Lawrence and DiCaprio portrayed astronomers whose attempt to warn humanity about an impending extinction-level event fall on deaf ears. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 23 Oct. 2023 Despite the children’s best efforts, their protests fall on deaf ears. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2023 Requests fall on deaf ears For travelers who like their bed made and towels replaced daily, figuring out how to get their request across can be a maddening exercise in code-breaking. Irina Ivanova, Fortune, 21 Oct. 2023 Pleas to save the clubhouse and other buildings at the former Valley View golf course did not fall on deaf ears... Already a subscriber? Lynn Kutter, Arkansas Online, 21 Oct. 2023 Tolerance for self-serving requests from Washington, such as demands to increase oil production in Saudi Arabia to drive down the price at the pump in Iowa, now fall on deaf ears. Ben Harburg, Fortune, 18 Sep. 2023 As a result, experts say, Mr. Erdoğan’s appeals for further talks about the grain deal may now fall on deaf ears in Moscow. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 July 2023 Getty Images The siren song CEOs are singing to lure employees back to the office continues to fall on deaf ears. John Kell, Fortune, 23 June 2023 See More

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