not bat an eye/eyelash

Definition of not bat an eye/eyelash

US, informal

  1. :  to show no surprise, fear, concern, etc. He thought the news would make her upset, but she never batted an eye. He listened without batting an eyelash.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a stout solid stick :  club

    :  a sharp blow :  stroke

    :  a usually wooden implement used for hitting the ball in various games

  1. :  to strike or hit with or as if with a bat

    :  to advance (a base runner) by batting

    :  to have a batting average of

  1. :  any of a widely distributed order (Chiroptera) of nocturnal usually frugivorous or insectivorous flying mammals that have wings formed from four elongated digits of the forelimb covered by a cutaneous membrane and that have adequate visual capabilities but often rely on echolocation

  1. :  to wink especially in surprise or emotion

    :  flutter

  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely

eyelashplay
  1. :  the fringe of hair edging the eyelid

    :  a single hair of the eyelashes

    :  hairbreadth


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