rubber ear
 n.— «While Scots have never been backward about coming forward with complaints, they stand more chance of getting the rubber-ear treatment than anywhere else. According to the survey, 15 per cent of Scots interviewed complained that their complaints had been ignored.» —“No Whine Please, We’re Scots!” Scottish Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) Aug. 22, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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