Meaning of ABOUT ONE'S EARS in English
- ABOUT ONE'S EARS
adv. phr. To or into complete collapse, defeat, or ruin; to the destruction of a person's plans, hopes, or happiness. They planned to have factories all over the world but the war brought their plans down about their ears. John hoped to go to college and become a great scientist some day, but when his father died he had to get a job, and John's dreams came crashing around his ears.
Compare: ON ONE'S HEAD.
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