not bat an eye/eyelash


not bat an eye/eyelash
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.

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Main Entry:bat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • 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\ 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

  • bat an eye — or[bat 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./ * /Bill told his story without batting an eyelash,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bat an eye — or[bat 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./ * /Bill told his story without batting an eyelash,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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

  • 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