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 ?
"Good day, your honor!" he shouted, rolling his eyes at Rostov and evidently mistaking him for one of the hospital authorities.
"Yes, your honor," the soldier replied complacently, and rolling his eyes more than ever he drew himself up still straighter, but did not move.
In the centre of them, and before a heap of the skulls of men which were piled up against his doorposts, sat Jikiza, a huge man, a hairy and a proud, who glared about him rolling his eyes. Fastened to his arm by a thong of leather was the great axe Groan-Maker, and each man as he came up saluted the axe, calling it "Inkosikaas," or chieftainess, but he did not salute Jikiza.
Presently Jikiza spoke, rolling his eyes: "This is the matter before you, councillors.
All this time (still with both hands taking great care of the bird's-nest), Joe was rolling his eyes round and round the room, and round and round the flowered pattern of my dressing-gown.
"Dar!" he said, rolling his eyes with an approving grin; "me fix 'em!"
Thus, all things considered, Haley, with rather an equivocal grace, proceeded to the parlor, while Sam, rolling his eyes after him with unutterable meaning, proceeded gravely with the horses to the stable-yard.
The black driver recognises him by twirling his head round and round like a harlequin, rolling his eyes, shrugging his shoulders, and grinning from ear to ear.
"To the Devil with all that!" interrupted the other, rolling his eye over the landscape.
Do you suppose God is smiling or rolling his eyes? Recently, the planet's movers and shakers have been offsetting their carbon footprint and addiction to gallivanting about the globe in style by promising to plant trees and the like to turn the world into one happy-clappy Sherwood Forest.
Fred Sirieix played ref, maintaining his French charm and occasionally rolling his eyes at the antics.
Andy was celebrating his 29th birthday yesterday but he's clearly not too old to be embarrassed by his mum - rolling his eyes theatrically for the camera.
2BRYAN 2 BRYAN CRANSTON says that Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays his child Ford in the film, became like a son, rolling his eyes at Bryan's jokes.
Buble said he caught him rolling his eyes as he belted out a number during an appearance on American Idol.
When a carpenter commands him to try again, I imagine Simon rolling his eyes. Out of respect, social pressure, or faith, he obeys.