not bat an eyelid


not bat an eyelid
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

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not bat (or without batting) an eyelid (or eye)
informal show (or showing) no reaction

she paid the bill without batting an eyelid

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not bat an eyelid — see bat, 4
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Main Entry:eyelid

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not bat an ˈeyelid idiom
(BrE) (NAmE not bat an ˈeye) (informal) to show no surprise or embarrassment when sth unusual happens

She didn't bat an eyelid when I told her my news.

Main entry:batidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • not bat an eyelid — ► not bat an eyelid informal show no surprise or concern. Main Entry: ↑bat …   English terms 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

  • not bat an eyelid — See: not bat an eye …   New idioms dictionary

  • not bat an eyelid — to not be shocked, worried, or upset by something Today people live together without being married and nobody bats an eyelid …   English dictionary

  • did not bat an eyelid — was not shocked in the least, did not think twice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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/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 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

  • 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 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