knit (one's) eyebrows

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knit (one's) eyebrows

To furrow one's brow, often due to worry or confusion. When I asked Bill about what happened, and he knit his eyebrows, I knew I was about to hear some bad news.
See also: eyebrow, knit
References in classic literature ?
The Canadian knitted his eyebrows, dropped his eyelids, and screwed up the corners of his eyes, and for a few moments fixed a piercing look upon the vessel.
The young girl perfectly understood the look, and so did Villefort, for his countenance became clouded, and he knitted his eyebrows angrily.
I noticed that he knitted his eyebrows so I proceeded more slowly and tried to explain inflation in simpler language.
"Mom, what time is it?" When I told him that it was "a quarter to eleven," he knitted his eyebrows. "What time is it, Mom?" I, again, told him that it was "a quarter to eleven." "Mo-om-m-m!" he moaned.