What does coming out of my ears mean?


Idiom Meaning:

too much of something


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Erin Brockovich (2000)

Time of Scene: ~00:18:10

Erin Brockovich: You want my number?

George: Yeah, I do. I do want your number.

Erin Brockovich: Which number do you want? George?

George: I like the way you say that. How many numbers you got?

Erin Brockovich: Oh, I got numbers coming out of my ears. For instance: ten.

George: Ten?

Erin Brockovich: Yeah. That’s how many months old my baby girl is.

George: You got a little girl?

Erin Brockovich: Yeah. Yeah, sexy, huh? How about this for a number? Six. That’s how old my other daughter is. Eight is the age of my son. Two is how many times I’ve been married  and divorced. Sixteen is the number of dollars I have in my bank account. 850-3943. That’s my phone number, and with all the numbers I gave you, I’m guessing zero is the number of times you’re gonna call it.

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Family Matters “Two Income Family” (1989)

Time of Scene: ~00:41:40

Harriette Winslow: Mr. Seeger, I really believe I can do that security job.

Mr. Seeger: Harriette, I’m trying to be nice, but the fact is this job requires management experience, you’d have people working under you. You’d have to be a leader, an organizer, a mediator, and quite frankly this job is way out of your league.

Harriette Winslow: Oh really, Mr. Seeger? For your information I have management experience coming out of my ears.

Mr. Seeger: It’s not on your resume.

Harriette Winslow: Oh yes it is, right there, it says Mrs. Harriette Winslow. I worked here full time and I was a full time mama. You want to talk management? I managed a home, a household budget, and a family.



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