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cause some raised eyebrows

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 raised eyebrows. My best friend's pink hair definitely caused some raised eyebrows at our very strict school.
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The company has successfully negotiated more flexibility for its loan covenants which caused some raised eyebrows a few weeks ago.
Little Britain star David Walliams caused some raised eyebrows in the toilets of the two real-life airports he and Matt Lucas used to film their cracking new comedy show Come Fly With Me.
Pontyclun caused some raised eyebrows when they sent Maesteg Park packing with a 2-1 extra-time triumph.
At a time when politicians are keen to be seen tackling the scourge of anti-social behaviour blighting our communities, the decision to turn the spotlight on car crime may have caused some raised eyebrows among the general public.
Those expressions of respect for a side that has lost 36 of the 40 matches it has played caused some raised eyebrows at Eriksson's press conference yesterday.
A typographical error which caused some raised eyebrows was in an Everton FC story on December 4.
MY European Champions' League exclusive interviews on Wednesday with Sir Alex Ferguson caused some raised eyebrows.