bat an eyelash

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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.
See also: bat, eyelash

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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Ricardo Traven, for his part, didn't bat an eyelash at the high level controversy, choosing instead to focus his attention on the airplane's technical attributes.
The Filipino icon didn't bat an eyelash in saying that he is looking forward to it.
That Johnson and Guggenheim didn't bat an eyelash at paying a further $600,000 premium reflects the promise of the team's next TV contract.
Naima Mora, America's Next Top Model winner, didn't bat an eyelash about participating in the Priceless Gown Project in Baltimore.
The notary was a friendly Pakistani man who didn't bat an eyelash when he saw that he was notarizing a domestic partnership registration form for two men.
When I recently related this conversation to North Dakota dairy farmer Man Qual, he didn't bat an eyelash.
The pretty lady didn't bat an eyelash and pressed on, asking Frazier what he, as a former gold medallist, made of current Olympic champ Audley Harrison's prospects.
But the petite and gracious singer didn't bat an eyelash.
The board of directors, for example, didn't bat an eyelash before it approved spending $9 million in February for the new child-care center, Garnett said.