bat an eyelash

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bat an eyelash

To display a subtle emotional reaction, such as consternation, annoyance, sadness, joy, etc. Generally used in the negative to denote that the person in question did not display even a hint of an emotional response. Mary didn't even bat an eyelash when I told her I was moving out. That guy is dangerous. I heard he killed a man without batting an eyelash.
See also: bat, eyelash

not bat an eyelash

To not display even a hint of an emotional response, such as consternation, annoyance, sadness, joy, etc. Mary didn't even bat an eyelash when I told her I was moving out. That guy is dangerous. I heard he killed a man without batting an eyelash.
See also: bat, eyelash, not
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Khan is tentatively set to make his comeback in Liverpool onApril 21but if the Pacquiao fight is offered, he'll surely grab it without batting an eyelash.
Without batting an eyelash, "Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry admitted recently that she's not bothered by Javi Marroquin's love life following their split.
The actress-singer has remained adamant, though, answering back at her detractors without batting an eyelash.
Even the most indigent of patients is able to pay enormous medical bills without batting an eyelash.
When she asked what the ice was meant for he said, without batting an eyelash, "To cool soft drinks and keep the meat fresh.
And without batting an eyelash, he said 'dad, write Charlie Bubbles to Fenway'.
Most candidates are accustomed to answering "softball" questions during the course of a job interview, and most can do so without batting an eyelash.
RoseAleta turned to him without batting an eyelash.
They brought in replacement workers without batting an eyelash and more than once felt the need to remind the union it was their business and they would run it they way they wanted.
Without batting an eyelash, her father shot back, "You should have told him it was Omar, the tent-maker
The DOT should get the best agency to promote the country to the world and I suggest, without batting an eyelash, DMG Global Inc.
And then without batting an eyelash, she quipped, "Sana makahanap na din ako ng taong magpapakasal sa akin.
The climate of fear among criminals has significantly brought down the crime rate; I would have said without batting an eyelash.
As Cherie declares without batting an eyelash, "No one else can do the role, ha ha ha
And when she asked the actress if she was willing to see El Chapo again, Kate said 'yes' without batting an eyelash.