have Van Gogh's ear for music
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- (humorous) To be tone-deaf.
- 1970, Tom Wood, The bright side of Billy Wilder, primarily
- 2006, Stephen Murray, Darin Jewell, Dirty Laundry (page 2)
- 2011, Joseph O'Connor, Cowboys and Indians (page 148)
- Brian had Van Gogh's ear for music. When Clint told him that he said, 'Hey, that's great, thanks Clint,' like it was a compliment.
humorous: to be tone-deaf