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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Children roll their eyes at everything you do, so I've got that to look forward to" Entertainer and author David Walliams, who says his five-year-old son Alfred does not much like his books "My kids were happy to see me, but my daughter Iona said I smelled like rotten cheese" TV adventurer Ben Fogle on returning from his Everest expedition "Does anybody ever get a tattoo when they are not drunk?" Actress Dame Helen Mirren
"We expected that, in response to the world around them apparently rolling, mantis shrimp should roll their eyes to follow their surroundings," said Daly.
 "We expected that, in response to the world around them apparently rolling, mantis shrimp should roll their eyes to follow their surroundings.
OK, they have to witness a lot of selfie taking and resist the urge to roll their eyes and/or vomit, but being paid to hang out in the Maldives pointing at pretty views (clue: all of them) should ease the pain of that quite considerably.
They will purr until you bring out their food, then roll their eyes, walk away, and forget you even exist.
Even feminist economists roll their eyes when they hear this manufactured story concerning manufactured figures.
Say it to parents of kids of a certain age and they'll roll their eyes, shake their heads and clutch their wallets to their chest.
Maybe two kids, so they can run around life together, roll their eyes at their parents together like Rusty and Audrey Griswold from National Lampoon's Vacation.
THE following article may make committed smokers roll their eyes and reach for the Lambert and Butler.
When I speak to them about how I won't have sex without a relationship, they roll their eyes and indicate how the relationship isn't necessary for the sex.
On such matters as cleansing of chalices and Communion cups, they roll their eyes.
Male fish in the Colorado River roll their eyes to flash a novel "Back off, punk" signal at other males, researchers say.
Perhaps the young roll their eyes as the elders recount the tales, wondering what all of this has to do with them.
We may not be able to keep up with their likes and dislikes, and we may not be able to distinguish between what is cool and what makes them roll their eyes, but the one thing we do know is that these girls love their music.
There are moments when mature readers will roll their eyes at Holly's self-centeredness.