Definition of not bat an eye/eyelashUS, informal
- He thought the news would make her upset, but she never batted an eye.
- He listened without batting an eyelash.
: a stout solid stick : club
: a sharp blow : stroke
: a usually wooden implement used for hitting the ball in various games
: to strike or hit with or as if with a bat
: to advance (a base runner) by batting
: to have a batting average of
: 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
: to wink especially in surprise or emotion
: 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
: all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows
: the faculty of seeing with eyes
: to fix the eyes on : look at
: contemplate, consider
: to watch or study closely
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