shrug one's shoulders
Show indecision or indifference, as in When I asked her if she minded staying home, she just shrugged her shoulders. This redundant idiom—shrug means “to raise and contract the shoulders”—dates from about 1450.
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He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
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