raise an eyebrow

raise an eyebrow

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  • raise an eyebrow — To be mildly surprised, shocked or doubtful • • • Main Entry: ↑eye raise an eyebrow or raise one s eyebrows To look surprised (at) • • • Main Entry: ↑raise …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise an eyebrow — lift an eyebrow in an expression of surprise or disapproval …   English contemporary dictionary

  • raise one's eyebrows — raise an eyebrow or raise one s eyebrows To look surprised (at) • • • Main Entry: ↑raise * * * I raise one s eyebrows (or an eyebrow) show surprise, disbelief, or mild disapproval II see eyebrow …   Useful english dictionary

  • eyebrow — [ī′brou΄] n. [ME eiebrou: see EYE + BROW] 1. the bony arch over each eye 2. the arch of hair growing on this raise an eyebrow or lift an eyebrow to appear or feel skeptical, surprised, mildly scandalized, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Eyebrow — This article is about an anatomical feature found in mammals. For the plumage feature found in birds, see Supercilium. For other uses, see Eyebrow (disambiguation). Eyebrow A man s unmodified eyebrow and eye Latin …   Wikipedia

  • raise — /reɪz / (say rayz) verb (t) (raised, raising) 1. to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one s hand. 2. to set upright; lift up. 3. to cause to rise or stand up. 4. Obsolete to rouse. 5. to build; erect: to raise a monument. 6.… …  

  • eyebrow — [[t]a͟ɪbraʊ[/t]] eyebrows 1) N COUNT: usu pl, oft poss N Your eyebrows are the lines of hair which grow above your eyes. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If something causes you to raise an eyebrow or to raise your eyebrows, it causes you to feel surprised… …   English dictionary

  • eyebrow — n. 1) to pluck, tweeze one s eyebrows 2) bushy eyebrows 3) (misc.) to lift, raise an eyebrow ( to express one s surprise ) * * * [ aɪbraʊ] tweeze one s eyebrows raise an eyebrow ( to express one s surprise ) (misc.) to lift bushy eyebrows to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • raise an/your eyebrow, raise eyebrows — see ↑eyebrow • • • Main Entry: ↑raise …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise one's eyebrows (or an eyebrow) — show surprise or mild disapproval. → eyebrow …   English new terms dictionary

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