Meaning of 置若罔闻

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zhì ruò wǎng wén (Trad.: 置若罔聞)
to turn a deaf ear to (idiom); to pretend not to hear
Example Sentences
Events this week have demonstrated that if we turn a deaf ear to our president and commander-in-chief, we do so at our own peril.
Our protestations about travelling with hand baggage only and the severe weight restrictions of some airlines fall on deaf ears.
Many retail investors shrug off the inherent disadvantage they face, with so many insiders privy to so much information that they are not.
I'm just surprised that this gentleman, with a real estate background, was deaf to the more realistic data supporting a lower asking price.
She said she collected 50 signatures on a petition sent to officials, but that it had fallen on deaf ears.