roll (one's) eyes

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roll (one's) eyes

To turn one's eyes upward or around in a circle, usually as an expression of exasperation, annoyance, impatience, or disdain. Don't you roll your eyes at me, young lady! You will finish your homework this instant, or you can kiss your weekend goodbye! I just rolled my eyes as my dad told another one of his corny jokes.
See also: eye, roll
References in classic literature ?
he shouted, rolling his eyes at Rostov and evidently mistaking him for one of the hospital authorities.
Yes, your honor," the soldier replied complacently, and rolling his eyes more than ever he drew himself up still straighter, but did not move.
In the centre of them, and before a heap of the skulls of men which were piled up against his doorposts, sat Jikiza, a huge man, a hairy and a proud, who glared about him rolling his eyes.
He appeared to be lost in thought, rolling his eyes about and running a thin nervous hand through his hair.
Creakle, putting his head on one side, and rolling his eyes round the school, 'whether it ever came to my knowledge until this moment?
All this time (still with both hands taking great care of the bird's-nest), Joe was rolling his eyes round and round the room, and round and round the flowered pattern of my dressing-gown.
Single shuffle, double shuffle, cut and cross-cut; snapping his fingers, rolling his eyes, turning in his knees, presenting the backs of his legs in front, spinning about on his toes and heels like nothing but the man's fingers on the tambourine; dancing with two left legs, two right legs, two wooden legs, two wire legs, two spring legs - all sorts of legs and no legs - what is this to him?
interrupted the other, rolling his eye over the landscape.
2BRYAN 2 BRYAN CRANSTON says that Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays his child Ford in the film, became like a son, rolling his eyes at Bryan's jokes.
Buble said he caught him rolling his eyes as he belted out a number during an appearance on American Idol.
When a carpenter commands him to try again, I imagine Simon rolling his eyes.
It's not like it's Bush himself calling Kerry a wuss, or Kerry rolling his eyes and saying Bush is a big dumbhead - yet that's the net effect.
Cue the former Phoenix Nights star rolling his eyes and thinking of the pay cheque as some poor hopeless schmuck/ preening wideboy tries to woo a veritable hen party of bolshy, leery women and win an all-inclusive weekend to Ibiza or somewhere.
Great career move,'' ``NBC Nightly News'' anchor Tom Brokaw, rolling his eyes, advised Couric in a pre-taped segment.