ASL sign for GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER


Definition: To be heard and promptly forgotten or ignored; not listen to; pay attention to.

(With more emphasis.)

Sentence example: The teenager's father has told her so many times it just goes in one ear and out the other.


ASL Student Tip: Not to be confused with the similar sign: over one's head.

Gloss: MY MOTHER IX1/\ IX-me TRY POINT-ix1 EXPLAIN-ix1 [conjunction] IX1 NOT-LISTEN(colloquial), [interjection].

English equivalent: I tried to get my point across to my mother but she wouldn't listen.