raised eyebrows

raised eyebrows
shock, surprise, disapproval
  

When Chuck and Di separated, it caused some raised eyebrows.


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  • raised eyebrows — raise (a few) eyebrows to shock or surprise people. There were raised eyebrows and coughs of disapproval when the speaker turned up drunk for the lecture …   New idioms dictionary

  • there were raised eyebrows — phrase used for saying that people are shocked or surprised by something Thesaurus: feeling surprised or shockedsynonym Main entry: eyebrow …   Useful english dictionary

  • raised — adjective 1. located or moved above the surround or above the normal position (Freq. 4) a raised design raised eyebrows • Ant: ↑lowered • Similar to: ↑elevated, ↑up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • raised eyebrow — /reɪzd ˈaɪbraʊ/ (say rayzd uybrow) noun an expression of slightly shocked surprise: that dress will cause raised eyebrows …  

  • there were raised eyebrows — used for saying that people are shocked or surprised by something …   English dictionary

  • raise a few eyebrows — raise (a few) eyebrows to shock or surprise people. Anna s miniskirt raised eyebrows at the board meeting. The player s huge transfer fee raised a few eyebrows in the football world …   New idioms dictionary

  • raise eyebrows — raise (a few) eyebrows to shock or surprise people. Anna s miniskirt raised eyebrows at the board meeting. The player s huge transfer fee raised a few eyebrows in the football world …   New idioms dictionary

  • raise eyebrows —    If something raises eyebrows, it shocks or surprises people.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who raises their eyebrows at something shows surprise or disapproval by the expression on their face.     When the boss arrived in… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • raise eyebrows — {v. phr.} To shock people; cause surprise or disapproval. * /The news that the princess was engaged to a commoner raised eyebrows all over the kingdom./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • raise eyebrows — {v. phr.} To shock people; cause surprise or disapproval. * /The news that the princess was engaged to a commoner raised eyebrows all over the kingdom./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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