about [around] O's ears

(1) 〈物が〉〈人〉の周囲に.
(2) 〈計画・希望などが〉だめになって His dreams came crashing about his ~s. 彼の夢は音をたててくずれおちた《◆fall (down), crumbleなどとも用いる》.

English-Japanese dictionary. 2013.

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  • bring\ down\ around\ one's\ ears — • about one s ears • around one s ears • bring down about one s ears • bring down around one s ears • pull down about one s ears • pull down around one s ears adv. phr. To or into complete collapse, defeat, or ruin; to the destruction of a person …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull\ down\ around\ one's\ ears — • about one s ears • around one s ears • bring down about one s ears • bring down around one s ears • pull down about one s ears • pull down around one s ears adv. phr. To or into complete collapse, defeat, or ruin; to the destruction of a person …   Словарь американских идиом

  • around ears — about/around (someone s) ears if something falls, or is brought about someone s ears, it suddenly fails completely and destroys someone s hopes and plans. His business folded and collapsed about his ears. Her entire world seemed to have come… …   New idioms dictionary

  • about someone's ears — about/around (someone s) ears if something falls, or is brought about someone s ears, it suddenly fails completely and destroys someone s hopes and plans. His business folded and collapsed about his ears. Her entire world seemed to have come… …   New idioms dictionary

  • about ears — about/around (someone s) ears if something falls, or is brought about someone s ears, it suddenly fails completely and destroys someone s hopes and plans. His business folded and collapsed about his ears. Her entire world seemed to have come… …   New idioms dictionary

  • about\ one's\ ears — • about one s ears • around one s ears • bring down about one s ears • bring down around one s ears • pull down about one s ears • pull down around one s ears adv. phr. To or into complete collapse, defeat, or ruin; to the destruction of a person …   Словарь американских идиом

  • about one's ears — or[around 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… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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