raise an eyebrow


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raise an eyebrow

To show confusion, surprise, concern, or disapproval, either literally (often by actually raising an eyebrow) or figuratively. When I told my mom how much money we would need, she raised an eyebrow and asked me to add it up again. You need to stop coming in late every day—the boss is starting to raise an eyebrow. My grandmother definitely raised an eyebrow when I stopped going to church.
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Indeed, this claim of Hollingsworth will raise an eyebrow or two, as she suggests that Lorenzo de' Medici, Giovanni Rucellai, and Pius II had more to do with the designs of their palaces than did Giuliano da Sangallo, Leonbattista Alberti, and Bernardo Rossellino.
The fact he had a sitdown with Sky's Geoff Shreeves would suggest he understands that winning the Scottish title alone will never raise an eyebrow in a Premier League boardroom.
But even though some of us might raise an eyebrow at the idea, at least Pastor Jack McKee's plan for a human peace wall between the Shankill and the Falls shows someone out there has their heart in the right place.
There was plenty for onlookers to raise an eyebrow at as couples, gay or straight showed their love for charity.
Del Boy might raise an eyebrow - Peckham has been named the UK's top "creative hotspot".
THE queen had reason to raise an eyebrow yesterday when she was told of a play about a man who has a passionate affair with his pet goat.