Hear

To hear as a hog in harvest. In at one ear and out at the other; hear without paying attention. Giles Firmin says, “If you call hogs out of the harvest stubble, they will just lift up their heads to listen, and fall to their shack again.” (Real Christian, 1670.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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