turn a deaf ear to

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It's a pity they can't turn a deaf ear to his bogus cries for help.
When measures as eminently reasonable as arresting illegal immigrants who have already been deported once are opposed by certain activists, it's time to turn a deaf ear to them.
How can anyone turn a deaf ear to warnings about sending jobs out of the country, allowing millions to enter while there is so much unemployment here, or using tax dollars to support illegal aliens?