Without Batting an Eyelash

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Without showing feelings, without showing emotions

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  • In the early 20th century, the bat of an eye was used to refer to blinking of the eye. Whenever the person is surprised or feels something strange, unusual or exceptional, he blinks the eye naturally. But in case the person is cool and collected, he will not be impressed easily and wouldn’t even blink i.e. bat an eyelash. Thus, the expression is used to express the person who doesn’t show much emotions.
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He accepted the offer without batting an eyelash.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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