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DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND. A man born deaf, dumb, and blind, is considered an idiot. (q.v.) 1 Bl. Com. 304; F. N. B. 233; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2111.

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In the spring of '04, Pell says, Corus personnel began explaining to the automotive OEMs what was going on in the steel market, "but initially it fell on deaf ears.
When I brought this to senior management's attention and recommended that the store expand its customer focus and include ethnic art, my suggestions fell on deaf ears.
Their pleas largely fell on deaf ears, and the agreement stayed in place.