not bat an eyelid

Definition of not bat an eyelid

British, informal
:to show no surprise, fear, concern, etc. :not bat an eye

Word by Word Definitions

bat play
  1. : a stout solid stick : club

  2. : a sharp blow : stroke

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

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

  2. : to advance (a base runner) by batting

  3. : 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

eyelid play
  1. : either of the movable folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball


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