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
References in classic literature ?
He rolled his eyes round heavily, but he was too far gone to express surprise.
Needing no pressing, he gave a long poem of tragic character, in which he rolled his eyes, put his hand on his chest, and acted as though he were in great agony.
This spectacle of gradual strangulation made the youth writhe, and once as his friend rolled his eyes, he saw something in them that made him sink wailing to the ground.
Kaviri shuddered and rolled his eyes fearfully toward the jungle.
He rolled his eyes helplessly, resigned to receive a whipping such as he had long since bitterly learned white masters were wont to administer.
He rolled his eyes ecstatically for a moment, then beamed upon them with a fatherly air.
When I asked him if he was going to open his own place, he rolled his eyes and told me, 'Absolutely not'.
The Home singer said he fell apart after Cowell rolled his eyes during a performance on American Idol in 2007 - to the extent that people thought he was drunk.
He did not say a word when he placed the two grand in cash each time, just rolled his eyes when it kept coming back on black.
Instead of taking the pair off the train and handing over a pounds 20 fine, which is what happened to two men on the same train, the inspector rolled his eyes and let them be.
But the little conman rolled his eyes and grinned when asked about the incident before his debut as Argentina coach in Scotland tonight.
The 10-year-old rolled his eyes before exclaiming: "Yeah, right, the Tooth Fairy.
Cowell rolled his eyes and raised his eyebrows as contestant Chris Richardson followed his performance on Tuesday's show with a comment about the 32 people killed.
Gregg, whose last start came in April of last season, could have rolled his eyes at his own lineup.