not bat an eyelash


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.'


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  • not bat an eyelash — see ↑bat, 4 • • • Main Entry: ↑eyelash …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • bat\ an\ eyelash — • bat an eyelash • bat an eye • without batting an eye • without batting an eyelash v. phr. informal To show surprise, fear, or interest; show your feelings. Used in negative sentences. When I told him the price of the car he never batted an eye …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not to bat an eyelash — • not to turn a hair • not to bat an eyelash (from Idioms in Speech) to show no sings of any feeling, worry or anxiety Ah! he said. What do you think of her? Fascinating! I ll tell her that, she won t turn a hair. The earth s most matter of fact… …   Idioms and examples

  • 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

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • not bat an eyelid — (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

  • bat — bat1 [bat] n. [ME < OE batt, cudgel (prob. < Welsh bat < IE base * bhat , to strike) & < OFr batte, pestle < battre,BATTER1] 1. any stout club, stick, or cudgel 2. a club used to strike the ball in baseball and cricket 3. a ping… …   English World dictionary

  • bat\ an\ eye — • bat an eyelash • bat an eye • without batting an eye • without batting an eyelash v. phr. informal To show surprise, fear, or interest; show your feelings. Used in negative sentences. When I told him the price of the car he never batted an eye …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not to turn a hair — • not to turn a hair • not to bat an eyelash (from Idioms in Speech) to show no sings of any feeling, worry or anxiety Ah! he said. What do you think of her? Fascinating! I ll tell her that, she won t turn a hair. The earth s most matter of fact… …   Idioms and examples