listen with only half an ear

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Definition of listen with only half an ear

: to not listen closely When I told my story, my brother listened with only half an ear.

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“Listen with only half an ear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/listen%20with%20only%20half%20an%20ear. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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