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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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If the wife is able to follow your scent and confronts you-but keeps her marriage together despite the huge crack you had a hand in creating-she'd know in her heart that you're lying with a straight face without even batting an eyelash.
The second most memorable thing was the fact that I ate my way through five delicious courses without even batting an eyelash. My appetite for huge quantities of food, which sadly had been AWOL for some time, was back, thanks to the lovely Giorgio Locatelli and his delicate, rustic dishes.