raise eyebrows
phrasal to cause surprise or mild disapproval

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • raise eyebrows — If something raises eyebrows, it shocks or surprises people …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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 — raise (some) eyebrows to cause disapproval or worry. The styles now favored by many teenagers have raised a few eyebrows among parents …   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 — verb a) To cause surprise. b) To cause mild disapproval. See Also: raise ones eyebrows …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • raise eyebrows — cause surprise or disapproval It really raised eyebrows when she appeared at the party unannounced …   Idioms and examples

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

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