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 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.
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.
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.
interrupted the other, rolling his eye over the landscape.
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.
It's not like it's Bush himself calling Kerry a wuss, or Kerry rolling his eyes and saying Bush is a big dumbhead - yet that's the net effect.
Cue the former Phoenix Nights star rolling his eyes and thinking of the pay cheque as some poor hopeless schmuck/ preening wideboy tries to woo a veritable hen party of bolshy, leery women and win an all-inclusive weekend to Ibiza or somewhere.
Great career move,'' ``NBC Nightly News'' anchor Tom Brokaw, rolling his eyes, advised Couric in a pre-taped segment.