"Why, you and ten like you couldn't put a Danaher on his ear!"
~ Red Will Danaher to Trooper Thornton, in The Quiet Man (film)
As "Trooper Thornton" (John Wayne) apologizes to "Red Will" Danaher for upsetting him in a land deal, Thornton uses an expression, "I didn't mean to put you on your ear."
Danaher very angrily says, "Why, you and ten like you couldn't put a Danaher on his ear!"
Thornton used it in a casual, friendly way, meaning that he hadn't meant to upset Danaher or make him mad. Danaher, in his angry response, used it as a fighting term, perhaps interpreting it literally as having his ear pinned to the mat of a boxing ring. This is particularly significant in the film, in which the community is just spoiling to see Thornton and Danaher duke it out (no pun intended on "Duke").