not bat an eye


not bat an eye
(not) bat an eye/eyelash/eyelid to not show any shock or surprise.

'So what did she say when you told her you were leaving?' 'She didn't bat an eyelid.'


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  • not bat an eye — ● bat * * * not bat an eye see ↑bat, 4 • • • Main Entry: ↑eye * * * not bat an ˈeyelid idiom (BrE) ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • not bat an eye — If someone doesn t bat an eye, they do not react when other people normally would …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • not bat an eye — not wink an eye, not blink the eyes; not show any reaction or emotion, not respond …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not bat an eye — to not show any reaction. Mom didn t bat an eye when I told her I was getting married. Usage notes: also used in the form without batting an eye with the same meaning: She can give a formal dinner for thirty without batting an eye …   New idioms dictionary

  • not bat an eye —    If someone doesn t bat an eye, they do not react when other people normally would.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • not bat an eye — idi to show no emotion …   From formal English to slang

  • not bat an eye/eyelash — (US) (or Brit not bat an eyelid) informal : to show no surprise, fear, concern, etc. He thought the news would make her upset, but she never batted an eye. [=she did not appear to be upset at all] He listened without batting an eyelash. • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • not bat an eyelid — phrase to not be shocked, worried, or upset by something Today people live together without being married and nobody bats an eyelid. Thesaurus: to stop, control or not show emotionssynonym Main entry: bat * * * not bat (or without batting) an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bat an eye — (not) bat an eye/eyelash/eyelid to not show any shock or surprise. So what did she say when you told her you were leaving? She didn t bat an eyelid …   New idioms dictionary

  • not bat an eyelash — (not) bat an eye/eyelash/eyelid to not show any shock or surprise. So what did she say when you told her you were leaving? She didn t bat an eyelid …   New idioms dictionary