Caused eyebrows to raise - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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cause (some) eyebrows to raise
To elicit shock, surprise, or offense, typically through unconventional actions or words. The phrase typically suggests negative attention or judgment. Her irreverent chatter during the ceremony caused some eyebrows to raise. My best friend's pink hair definitely caused eyebrows to raise at our very strict school.
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Lennon caused eyebrows to raise
when he publicly lambasted his players following the shock defeat by St Johnstone - the Perth club's first league win at Celtic Park for 13 years.
This is despite the fact Ms Wark is a rich and powerful woman whose hob-nobbing with the First Minister caused eyebrows to raise