drop teeth

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drop (one's) teeth

To show surprise. I don't know why everyone dropped their teeth when they heard I got the promotion—I'm as qualified for it as anyone!
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drop one's teeth

Fig. to react with great surprise. I almost dropped my teeth when she told me her news. They dropped their teeth when I told them I was married.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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