raise some eyebrows

raise some eyebrows

 and raise a few eyebrows
Fig. to shock or surprise people mildly (by doing or saying something). (Some can be replaced with a few, someone's, a lot of, etc.) What you just said may raise some eyebrows, but it shouldn't make anyone really angry. John's sudden marriage to Ann raised a few eyebrows.
See also: eyebrow, raise
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In a move that may raise some eyebrows, it is charging retail buyers, fishmongers and chefs 6.
By any stretch, the basic facts raise some eyebrows.
5million in the cost of transporting them by train, plane and automobile will raise some eyebrows.
Even if these monster mills don't scare Western paper companies now, they should at least raise some eyebrows and cause some spreadsheets to be opened.
This approach may raise some eyebrows about providing the most recent snapshot of social change and "communityness" occurring in the agrarian towns, particularly since the research examines processes associated with the transformation from agrarian towns to postagrarian communities.
38, is bound to raise some eyebrows among this book's readers.
Along with an especially pleasant family setting, "Talboys" presents a view of child-rearing sure to raise some eyebrows today.
Even "judicial gaze" (24), which might raise some eyebrows, works here, as does "discourse of impotence" (70).
ENCINO - When Roger Freeman first started selling ties printed with the microscopic designs of deadly diseases, he knew the idea was sure to raise some eyebrows.
s addition to the cast of "Ally McBeal" just one week after his release from prison may raise some eyebrows in Hollywood, but in the insurance community, it's all in a day's work.
In a move that will probably raise some eyebrows, Williams will be replaced by Tim Farmer, the older brother of incoming freshman guard Desmon Farmer.