A flea in the ear
Also found in: Idioms
|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.