roll (one's) eyes

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roll (one's) eyes

To turn one's eyes upward or around in a circle, usually as an expression of exasperation, annoyance, impatience, or disdain. Don't you roll your eyes at me, young lady! You will finish your homework this instant, or you can kiss your weekend goodbye! I just rolled my eyes as my dad told another one of his corny jokes.
See also: eye, roll
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They allocated the bishop six minutes, not just because it precisely fitted into the hourlong ceremony, but they know that six minutes is the limit at which someone can hold our attention before we start to shuffle, look around, yawn and roll our eyes (think the Chancellor's annual and soul-destroying Budget speech).
Yes, it's another trick that initially we'll all roll our eyes at.
How many of us roll our eyes when they ask us to listen carefully to the safety announcements?
It's OK to laugh at it, to roll our eyes to heaven when we hear it mentioned.
We might roll our eyes if the incoming inspector proclaimed from the outset that the meals on the menu were delicious and nutritious.