cause raised eyebrows

cause raised eyebrows

Also, raise eyebrows. Cause surprise or disapproval, as in At school his purple hair usually causes raised eyebrows. This transfer of a physical act (raising one's eyebrows) to the feelings it may express took place in the early 1900s. Lytton Strachey used the term in The Eminent Victorians (1918): "The most steady-going churchman hardly raises an eyebrow at it now."
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London, April 5 ( ANI ): Facial ticks that cause raised eyebrows and hints of a smile can give the game away when you lie, researchers say.
And while it may cause raised eyebrows among parents, industry representatives are defending the market and insist that their ranges are very different to grown-up products.
While some scenes may cause raised eyebrows among fans - did Rowling really get the idea for Harry's best mate Ron by telling a red-haired friend he was "a weasely guy"?
00pm) Alan Sugar challenges the teams to create an advertising campaign for a multi-purpose household cleaner, but some of the candidates' efforts cause raised eyebrows.
The increase in wage levels may also cause raised eyebrows, but they do not appear a major problem as they are slightly less than the rise in income from Premier League TV rights.
The increase in wage levels may also cause raised eyebrows but they do not appear a major problem as they are slightly less than the rise in income from Premier League TV rights.
Joining him are Dangerous Liaisons star Malkovich and gorgeous French actress Emmanuelle Beart - but some of Beart's raunchy early roles could cause raised eyebrows in the Vatican.
That final statement may cause raised eyebrows in light of the recent spat between the BGRB and NGRC over intellectual property rights when the Board stressed that the future independence of the Club was not in doubt-the NGRC last year granted a temporary racecourse licence to Cheltenham and the judiciary would have been expected to do so again.
Borroff lists pantomimes and melodramas "because these works must be offered by opera companies rather than playhouses"--a statement likely to cause raised eyebrows among theater historians.
And it is one that can still cause raised eyebrows.
Although Herefordshire did cause raised eyebrows by drafting in two big names, Aravinda De Silva and Franklin Rose, for the C&G Trophy game with Worcestershire earlier this month, that was a one-off.
In our society, it's just about acceptable to feed a newborn, but a suckling four- year-old will cause raised eyebrows.