- turn a hair
- (not) turn a hair
to not show any emotion when you are told something bad or when something bad happens.
I was expecting her to be furious but she didn't turn a hair.
New idioms dictionary. 2014.
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turn a hair — phrasal to give a sign of distress or disturbance < did not turn a hair when told of the savage murder Times Literary Supplement > … New Collegiate Dictionary
turn a hair — phrasal : to give a sign of discomposure or disturbance used in negative constructions came through the ordeal without turning a hair never turned a hair … Useful english dictionary
turn a hair — idi to show excitement, fear, or other response (usu. used in the negative): to cut through traffic without turning a hair[/ex] … From formal English to slang
turn a hair — verb To become afraid or visibly upset … Wiktionary
turn a hair — v. become afraid; give a sign of extreme danger, give a sign of disturbance … English contemporary dictionary
not turn a hair — 1. (of a horse) to show no sweat 2. Not to be ruffled or disturbed • • • Main Entry: ↑hair not turn a hair To be quite undisturbed or unaffected • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * not turn a hair phrase … Useful english dictionary
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
(not) turn a hair — If someone does not turn a hair, they show no emotion in circumstances where a reaction is expected. When the police came to arrest him, he didn t turn a hair … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
not turn a hair — (not) turn a hair to not show any emotion when you are told something bad or when something bad happens. I was expecting her to be furious but she didn t turn a hair … New idioms dictionary
not turn a hair — ► not turn a hair remain apparently unmoved. Main Entry: ↑hair … English terms dictionary