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Difference between Crash about and Crash about someone’s ears

crash aboutmove about in a clumsy, noisy manner:

  • Now, I don’t want any of you children crashing about upstairs while your father’s asleep.

crash about someone’s ears —(of one’s dreams, ambitions, etc.) fail suddenly; collapse disastrously:

  • All our plans crashed about our ears when the government changed the tax laws.