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bat an eyelash

To display a subtle emotional reaction, such as consternation, annoyance, sadness, joy, etc. Generally used in the negative to denote that the person in question did not display even a hint of an emotional response. Mary didn't even bat an eyelash when I told her I was moving out. That guy is dangerous. I heard he killed a man without batting an eyelash.
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not bat an eyelash

To not display even a hint of an emotional response, such as consternation, annoyance, sadness, joy, etc. Mary didn't even bat an eyelash when I told her I was moving out. That guy is dangerous. I heard he killed a man without batting an eyelash.
See also: bat, eyelash, not
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Khan is tentatively set to make his comeback in Liverpool onApril 21but if the Pacquiao fight is offered, he'll surely grab it without batting an eyelash.
But he's not batting an eyelash knowing how resolute his team is.
Without batting an eyelash, "Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry admitted recently that she's not bothered by Javi Marroquin's love life following their split.
Even the most indigent of patients is able to pay enormous medical bills without batting an eyelash.
Israel continues to steal the Palestinian lands, and none of us are even batting an eyelash.
Regarding establishment GOP leaders, it seems they're becoming willing tools of the gaystapo, the same revolutionaries who routinely bully bakers, florists, photographers and innkeepers without batting an eyelash.
And if Thomas Shelby's party trick is not batting an eyelash whenever anyone shoves a gun in his face, he's going to get more practice at that tonight.
And without batting an eyelash, he said 'dad, write Charlie Bubbles to Fenway'.
Most candidates are accustomed to answering "softball" questions during the course of a job interview, and most can do so without batting an eyelash.
RoseAleta turned to him without batting an eyelash.
They brought in replacement workers without batting an eyelash and more than once felt the need to remind the union it was their business and they would run it they way they wanted.
I carry this with me at all times," Vicki said, without batting an eyelash.
For all the trouble he's found on the holes in his three visits here, Els could play the ``medicinal purposes'' card without anyone batting an eyelash.
Without batting an eyelash, her father shot back, "You should have told him it was Omar, the tent-maker
The second most memorable thing was the fact that I ate my way through five delicious courses without even batting an eyelash.