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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