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Give a tin ear

Parf of speech: Expression, OED Year: 1923, OED Evaluation: Colloquial

tone-deafness, aural insensitivity, esp. in phr. to have a tin ear ; also fig.

Oh yeah, they- they used to say, "I'm going to give you a tin ear if you don't get out of my way," whatever that meant, I guess (laughs)- it was from that era.
an expression that has to do with the inability to listen