Ignore

not have a clue

Meaning: to not know something.

Example: You think you're smart, but you do not have a clue about how things work. Read on

fall on deaf ears

Meaning: to disregard or ignore.

Example: His protestations that the project would put the firm over budget fell on deaf ears. Read on

cold shoulder

Meaning: to treat somebody with coldness and contempt

Example: I fought with my wife, and she is now giving me the cold shoulder. Read on

elephant in the room

Meaning: a difficult, controversial, or obvious problem that no one wants to talk about or mention because the subject is problematic, uncomfortable, or awkward

Example: When Geoff arrived at the meeting yesterday, he had a huge black eye. He gave us no explanation, and nobody dared ask him about it. So we sat there for the whole morning with this elephant in the room. Read on

make light of

Meaning: to treat something as if it isn't important

Example: You need to stop making light of this situation. You could be in serious trouble. Read on

under the radar

Meaning: off the radar

Example: They managed to stay under the radar for years, after stealing all that money from their friends. Read on

ignorance is bliss

Meaning: to not get affected by something that is not known

Example: The farmers were using these pesticides in their fields without even considering the harmful effects it has on the land. Ignorance is bliss. Read on

keep your friends close and your enemies closer

Meaning: to keep a keen eye on enemies beyond what one might have on their friends

Example: As a politician you must keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Read on

fall between the cracks

Meaning: slip through the cracks

Example: The management was so focused on planning for the next year's budget that they let this issue fall between the cracks. Read on

turn a deaf ear

Meaning: choose not to hear

Example: Please do not just turn a deaf ear to their cries for help. Read on

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fool’s paradise

Meaning: This phrase refers to someone who becomes happy at hopes provided based on false facts.

Example: The money was never going to be deposited by him. He kept promising her and let her stay in that fool’s paradise for way too long. Read on

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