A flea in the ear

Also found in: Idioms.
Related to A flea in the ear: flea in my ear, A Flea in Her Ear
an unwelcome hint or unexpected reply, annoying like a flea; an irritating repulse; as, to put a flea in one's ear; to go away with a flea in one's ear.

See also: Flea

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.