without blinking an eye


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without (even) blinking an eye

Without having or displaying any sort of emotional response, especially to that which would normally elicit such a reaction. When we were traveling, Janet used to eat things like crickets and jellyfish without blinking an eye. Be careful—guys like that will kill you without even blinking an eye.
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without blinking an eye

Without showing any reaction.
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