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without (even) batting an eyelash

Without having or displaying any sort of emotional response, especially to that which would normally elicit such a reaction. When we were traveling, Janet used to eat things like crickets and jellyfish without batting an eyelash. Be careful—guys like that will kill you without even batting an eyelash.
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In that case, I'll buy two,' said the official without batting an eyelash.
"A lot of people - prominent or otherwise - would subsequently and without batting an eyelash change their stories made under oath like it was not a big deal.
'Don't!' he said without batting an eyelash. 'You have to have a passion for the hospitality industry.
Without batting an eyelash, he would make everyone feel at home, and ensure that all were "happy campers." That was the special magic Joem created at every event knowing that in the end, effective PR is all about relationships.
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 physician is guaranteed payment, through "no-fault." 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." Eew!
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. Such questions help validate a candidate's success metrics (i.e.
"'What I want to know,' exclaimed one little boy, 'is how she's going to go to the bathroom?' RoseAleta turned to him without batting an eyelash. 'Librarians are very resourceful people,' she replied." Librarian on the Roof!
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!"
Without batting an eyelash, Gary reassured him, "Yes, Sir, I will move in!"
Without batting an eyelash, Ro exclaims, "Thank God!"
What have we done with our larger brains, our gift of language, with which we have become so facile that we can now distort the truth without batting an eyelash and even look smart and smugly smile and be praised by others for how cleverly we get away with murder?