not bat an eyelash

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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But when ambushed by Showtime's Jim Gray from ringside after Pacquiao's victory, Mayweather did not bat an eyelash when asked if he wanted to square off again against Pacquiao.
When host Lauren Zima pressed on, "You're spoken for right now?" Perry did not bat an eyelash. "Yeah, girl, of course I am!"
Director Mark Meily of the Viva movie "#FBois: Squad Goals" did not bat an eyelash when asked to explain why they insisted on the title despite the widely notorious belief that the "F" there stands for an obscene, four-letter word.
I used to think, how can these people, these ordinary-looking people who probably have no more money than I, how can they lose thousands of dollars like that and not bat an eyelash? How can they be so calm and collected?
Kung walang proof beyond reasonable doubt, I will not bat an eyelash in acquitting the accused, Martires said.