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Prepositional phraseEdit

between the ears

  1. (literally) On the head.
    • To scratch a cat between the ears.
  2. (figuratively) Inside the head.
    • Tinnitus feels like a ringing between the ears.
  3. (informal) In the brain or in the mind.
    • Age is between the ears.
    • The best sex organ sits between the ears.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VI:
      If she knew [a psychiatrist was] observing her son with a view to finding out if he was foggy between the ears, there would be umbrage on her part, or even dudgeon.

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