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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The single mum, 24, of Tonbridge, Kent, told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that employers would roll their eyes at her in interviews.
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.
Ask most divorced/separated mothers how much child support their exes pay and they will roll their eyes and laugh hoarsely.
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.
Now, I'm sure everyone will roll their eyes at the thought of big rubber jugs screeching 'Waterloo', but I reckon it's a great idea.
There are moments when mature readers will roll their eyes at Holly's self-centeredness.
Some people might roll their eyes to the heavens and wonder why anyone would want to splash so much cash.
HAL: That's why editors sometimes roll their eyes when they see an envelope that says "Important News Inside.
The collection of erotic photos by thirty-three lesbian photographers (the most well-known being Catherine Opie) seeks to address the woeful paucity of such works by dykes for dykes on a broad cultural scale - and this mission, as articulated in the text, has a polemical, occasionally hectoring quality that may make some readers roll their eyes.
We play cards, dance, drink whiskey, listen to rock `n' roll music, eat too much, and do all kinds of things that make the fundamentalists roll their eyes.
The children roll their eyes before one of them comments: "I could throw all three of you out and make the whole country happy.