Shocking or surprising someone by saying something exceptional or doing something extraordinary; showing the facial expressions of disapproving something

Etymology:

  • This is a relatively modern phrase that primarily illustrates the expressions of individuals when they disapproves something, thus, they raise their eyebrows. This is basically an emotional reaction of a person that relates to surprise or shock, even if one doesn’t show that on his face.
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Andrew raised an eyebrow when he was told about his salary increment.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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kaşını kaldırmak

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